Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Swim Training

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.

Saturday Swim Session: 100’s Followed By Sprints

This session develops your your stamina but getting you to swim a number of shorter reps with minimal rest between them. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Using Individual Medley Strokes to Improve Your Feel For The Water

Swimming strokes other than just Freestyle can benefit your feel for the water and develop your efficiency as a result. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Build 200’s to Develop Stamina

200’s a good distance to swim to build stamina, especially if the rest between is limited. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 100’s Followed By Sprints To Bring The Speed

Including a number of short intense reps after with a shortish rest period will develop your sustained speed (but not your pure speed). This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Thursday Training Plan: Busy Triathlete 12 Week Winter Swim Base Training Plan

“Training for excellence, with excellent training.” As you improve your swimming during your winter base building, you will have accomplished something very special. Designed for INTERMEDIATE Triathletes who are looking to improve their swimming during their base building phase and/or…

6 Rules of Swim Etiquette

Now that the triathlon season is almost over in most parts of New Zealand, athletes and their coaches are starting to plan for the next summer season. Now is the time to work on your weakest disciplines. For a lot…

Swim Equipment

The bare minimum to get you through the swim leg of a triathlon is a pair of togs and a pair of goggles, but having a correctly fitting triathlon wetsuit will make you sit higher in the water and make swimming…

Getting started with Swimming- Week 7

Over the next few weeks I’ll post a series of workouts to assist you to improve your swimming. These sessions are targeted towards beginners who are just getting started with swimming, but can comfortably swim a few lengths without stopping.

Getting started with Swimming: Week 6

Over the next few weeks I’ll post a series of workouts to assist you to improve your swimming. These sessions are targeted towards beginners who are just getting started with swimming, but can comfortably swim a few lengths without stopping.

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