Tuesday Training Plan – ½ IM and Olympic Tri SWIM Training Plan for Busy Triathletes (INTERMEDIATE 12wk Plan) 3 Swim/week

When you cross the finish line of your triathlon Swim, you will have swum faster than you have in previous events.
Designed for busy triathletes targetting an Olympic distance or ½ IM event who are looking to compete in an Iron-distance event, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to Swim faster during YOUR event.

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Steve Tarpinian

Book of the Month May 2021 – The Essential Swimmer

This is the essential guide to a successful swimming program for fitness and competitive swimmers alike, filled with concise, practical advice on everything from basic stroke technique to advanced training programs. It will teach you how to identify your own stroke, kick, body position, and breathing flaws, and provides innovative drills to correct errors in form. Steve Tarpinian is an experienced swimming coach and an Ironman triathlete.

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Tri Swim Coach

Saturday Swim Session: 8 Week Fitness Swim Training Plan Week 1

I’ve been working on a new Fitness Swim Training Plan to improve your swimming over 8 weeks. The sessions for this programme between 1,500m and 2,100m long and there are three sessions each week. I’ve got variations of the training plan for people who can complete four or five swims each week, as well as for people who can only fit two swims per week. As well as a 12, 16 and 20 week variation of the programme. These are the sessions for the first week.

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Tri Swim Coach

Saturday Swim Session: Margaret Cyphers’ Casserole Workout

Descending sets can provide both stamina and speed as you build your swimming fitness. This session is great for swimmers and triathletes preparing for longer, open water swims.

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Swim Session

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.

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Swim Session

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.

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Tri Swim Coach

COVID-19: How to Swim Train When The Pools Are Closed

Currently here in New Zealand I’m reasonably isolated from the effects of COVID-19 with only 20 reported cases and my local pool is still open and operating. Unfortunately that isn’t the case for athletes all around the world I’m arranging Skype calls with my Northern Hemisphere triathletes and swimmers who I coach to put into place alternative plans for them. Here are my suggestions and recommendations for continuing to work on your swim fitness whilst your local pool is closed.

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Tri Swim Coach

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.

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