Coach Ray

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Tri Swim Coaching

Saturday Swim Session: 200m Paddles

Hand paddles are a great training tool to help develop strength by increasing the resistance on your hands as you swim. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 2,000m Time Trial

Longer reps such as this 2,000m TT workout are a great way to develop stamina and enhance your efficiency, as well as improve your pacing. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Broken 800’s

Swimming longer reps within a set will develop your stamina. Following them up with short, faster reps will give you speed at the end of your event. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: How To Use 300s To Build Your Stamina

A good way to develop your stamina is to swim longer reps. 300m reps work well because it is an unique distance, that will require you to judge your pacing. This will challenge you cognitively as well as physiologically. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Book of the Month June – Open Water Swimming

This is the go to bible for anyone who swims open water whether triathlete or ocean/lake swimming events. So good is this book that I’ve got two copies on my bookshelf.

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: Utilising the Pull Buoy To Improve Your Swimming

The Pull Buoy is a great tool (that is often over relied upon) to enhance your swimming. The biggest benefit comes from your ability to the focus on your arms whilst using it, rather than relying on it to float your legs higher. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

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