Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Tri Swim Coach

Saturday Swim Session: 100’s for Sustained Speed

100’s are such a versatile distance and provide a range of fitness benefits for your swimming. Over the coming weeks we will use these sessions with less rest each week to build your fitness and ability in order to sustain your speed. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 800’s

Swimming 800m reps is a great way to develop your threshold pace swimming. They are perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Kick, Pull & Swim, What Duncan Laing Taught Me

Duncan Laing, arguably New Zealand’s most successful swim coach. I had the privilege of swimming under him in the mid 90’s, as part of his triathlon squad. One of his favourite sets was KPS or Kick Pull Swim. This session is focused around that and is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes as well as people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Sprints for Speed

Swimming short reps with a good rest can develop your speed and swimming them with short rests can develop your endurance. Put lots together within the one workout with a mixture of rest and you can develop speed, endurance and speed endurance. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 200’s Bring Out Your Threshold & Your Stamina

200’s are a great distance to swim in training as they develop both your stamina and threshold swimming pace. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Longer Time Trial

Time trials are a great way to test yourself and measure your progress. Incorporating them into your programme regularly gives you an idea of how your fitness is changing. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 600’s for Success

Including moderate length reps into your training programme can enhance your swimming over longer distances such as Ironman or longer open water swims. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

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: Long Reps Will Develop Your Endurance & Stamina

Few swimmers swim reps as long as 1,000m, but this session will develop your endurance both physical and mental stamina. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Develop Your Consistency with 100’s

100’s are a great distance to improve your speed and if you repeat them enough you will also enhance your endurance and stamina. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

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