This is a 10-week SUPPLEMENTAL swim skill improvement-based training plan for sprint to half-ironman distance, that is designed to help triathletes or novice swimmers who want to improve their swimming, with video guidance for individual drills and techniques with quality demonstration of the skills. For each skill and drill, a video is included to reference, compatible with Windows Media Player. The videos are also iPod video compatible, allowing you to put them on your iPod to take to the pool and practice!
Supplemental means this is not a complete training plan for a triathlon. Athletes can just insert this swim plan into their regular training plan, supplementing their bike and run training. This is strictly a system of drills and accompanied swim workouts for athletes to use to add a new component to their swim training. Athletes who are self-coached and are in need of some more swim instruction, or those who may not have access to a coach on deck, or aren’t in a masters program, will find this swim program helpful. These drills will improve the coordination and ability of athletes to gather and displace water efficiently.
Many athletes do not want to commit to a full training plan offered with bike and run workouts as well. These athletes enjoy choosing their own running and biking workouts, seeking only guidance for swim training and improvement. This plan provides this supplemental service to those athletes.
The swim workouts are laid out every week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, but can be moved at the athlete’s discretion. The workouts can also be repeated and modified at the athlete’s discretion. Tuesday and Thursday, there is a new drill introduced, complete with videos, and a workout which incorporates the drill. Sunday is a more fitness-based workout, which also allows the athlete to continue with the drill work from that week, and even weeks past.
**PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT, AND TEST TO MAKE SURE THE VIDEOS ARE PLAYABLE ON YOUR COMPUTER!!!