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Saturday Swim Session: Grant Holicky’s Open Water Training Set for Christine Jennings

This is based off a session put together by Grant Holicky who specialised in coaching Open Water swimmers and triathletes. This session is great for swimmers and triathletes preparing for longer, open water swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Grant Hackett’s Actual Mid-Season Workout

This is based off a session put together by Grant Hackett’s coach as part of his mid-season build up. This session is great for swimmers and triathletes preparing for longer, open water swims.

Tuesday Training Plan: Getting Started With Swimming Beginner Training Plan

When you improve your swimming you will have accomplished something very special.
Designed for Beginner triathletes who are looking to improve their swimming fitness, the primary goal of this training plan is to ENHANCE YOUR swimming.

Saturday Swim Session: Swim Smooth’s Perfect Pyramid

This is a steady endurance building session. This session has been designed for swimmers and triathletes returning to the pool who are wanting to further develop their endurance.

Thursday Training Plan: 4 Weeks to a FASTER 1,500m

The 4 Weeks to a FASTER 1,500m swim plan is one of my most popular swim plans. It has been designed for the triathlete targeting an Olympic distance triathlon but has very limited time to train. The original version involves two swims per week, and these swims are limited to 2km a session. If you have limited training time available, this is the training plan for you.

Saturday Swim Session: The Threshold Set

Holding pace for a large number of reps, is always challenging and this session is no exception. You will reap the benefits of improved swimming threshold though, so the effort will be worth it. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Build 400’s

Swimming longer reps with a short to moderate rest between will build your endurance. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Broken 200’s To Help You Swim Faster

Broken 200’s are a great way of developing a swim set to build the aerobic capacity of longer reps but you can add a touch more intensity due to the short rests involved. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 400’s To Develop Stamina

Using short rest intervals and longer reps forces the body’s aerobic energy system to be utilised for this session and as a result enhanced. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

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