Training Sessions

Wetsuit Swimmers

Protect your winter gains

Make sure your move back to open water in summer doesn’t undermine a winter’s worth of hard training

03 May 2016
Mg 5658 Ms

Avoid the 'one-speed' trap

To swim faster and race well in open water you need to develop pace versatility in training

05 Apr 2016

Train like a master

Fiona Ford encourages open water swimmers to imitate masters swimmers’ training schedules

08 Mar 2016

Winter training 2 - 1hr, 3km with torpedo drill

Water Slaves | Simon Griffiths | H2Open Editor | Thursday 04 October 2012
This is another set aimed at easing you back into the pool and chlorinated water after the summer outside. This set concentrates mainly on front crawl technique work. Nothing too strenuous whilst we acclimatise to the warm water once again for the winter season

04 Oct 2012

Winter training 1 - 1hr 3.5km

This set includes some medley work (ie when you swim all four strokes in the order butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, frontcrawl) and a big kick set. An efficient kick is really important in swimming for body position and reducing drag

27 Sep 2012

6km Swim Training Session (1.5-2 hours)

To complete this as written, you should be capable of swimming repeatedly 100m off 90secs. Times and distances should be altered to match your current ability and fitness levels.

01 May 2012

Make sure you're ready for your next outdoor swim

Sign up now for our FREE three-part training guide.