The Swim Sets
These ‘speed’ focused swim sets are all about making you faster through the water. Even if you are the most endurance focused swimmer there is, you will still want to include a degree of speed work in your training to help you deal with inevitable increases in effort and to develop the ability to be able to recover on the move. All our speed sessions have racing in mind, for example, the type of effort required to accelerate away from that start line from a standing start, to get to the turning buoy first or simply be able to handle swimming at a higher intensity.
The best part is, every one of the 15 sessions has a specific purpose, which you can learn about from the individual coach briefing videos. So no more heading to the pool with no idea of what you are doing or why you are doing it!
We really recommend paring these conditioning sets with our Technique Developer Series and work on your technique at the same time by slotting the technique warm-up sets in place of the standard warm-up in the Speed Swim Sets.
These Speed Swim Sets are grouped according to distance. So if you know roughly how far you can swim in a typical session, all you need to decide is which swim distance to go for that suits that current level and add to your basket. All the sessions will then match that grouping i.e. 2500m; 3000m; or 3800 – 4000m.
Looking to build to build up to a specific distance? Try one of our Swim Builder plans designed to take from your current level up to race distance.
What you will need?
In order to follow this series, you will need at least a free Training Peaks account.
Some of the sessions contain pull buoy sets to enable you to focus on the front end of your stroke. We therefore recommend purchasing a pull buoy if you don’t already have one. They’re pretty cheap don’t worry!
We would also recommend purchasing a Training Peaks premium subscription to enable you to move the sessions around to suit your schedule.
Otherwise, best of luck with the sessions!
- Firstly, set yourself up with a free Training Peaks account if you don’t already have one – Training Peaks
- Once you have ordered the plan, you will receive a confirmation email, which will contain a link asking you to add us as your coach on Training Peaks
- If you have any stipulations regarding the import of the plan (e.g. start date) let us know before the next step
- Click the link and add us as a coach and we’ll import the plan into your Training Peaks account
- Then off you go!