This training plan is for the swimmer or triathlete who can swim four times per week and considers themself to be a developing or novice swimmer.
The plan provides a balanced mix of technique, endurance, open water, threshold (CSS) and speed training. Depending on the time of year and your access to an open water swim training venue you can choose whether to do the endurance session or the open water session on alternate weeks.
Included as attachments to the workouts within the plan are descriptions of the swim drills or training methods and a Critical Swim Speed calculator.
To make the most of this plan you will need to purchase a waterproof metronome, such as the Finis Tempo Trainer Pro. Details of where to purchase are included in the plan.