Swim for Tri Plans

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Beginners' Plans


Swimming Training Plans

Swimming training plans and advice for beginners

If you have never done any organised swimming before, and your current training consists of swimming as many lengths as you can until boredom or exhaustion set in, then you may want to take look at Claire Browse's beginners' training plan.

Weekly swimming training plans

Swim for TriTry this range of swim training plans, written for us by the coaches at Swim For Tri, a London based team of swimming experts who have set themselves the challenge of teaching triathletes of all levels how to swim well! Many of our members have used them for both swimming training and coaching and they come highly recommended.

The plans are aimed at swimmers of average ability training for Olympic distance triathlon. Halve or double the main set if you are training for shorter (sprint) or longer (half/full ironman) distance triathlons respectively. Click on the Swim for Tri weekly training plan in the drop down box on the right.

If you are a beginner, or relative beginner, the distances in some of the weekly swim plans may seem daunting. But if you follow them through, you will be amazed at how much more you can swim and how much more focussed your training can be when broken down into sets with a different purpose for each.

If your goals or ability are below or above the level of these sets, then you can half the number of lengths or repeat the main set to get the distance you want.