Swim specific training articles and advice.

Quick Set: A Swim Set Based on Time

Most swim workouts are based on distances you must complete in certain intervals. Here, we flip that approach.

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One-Hour Workout: Pull and Build Swim

All athletes—whether seasoned pros or rookie age-groupers—need workouts that can be tailored to how they are feeling on the day. Here’s a perfect example from coach Jim Vance.

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Quick Set: Descend The Ladder

Try this ladder set to improve pace control over a long swim and make sure you conserve enough energy to finish strong!

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Quick Set: Race-Week Reps

Taper week is exciting! Now’s the time to reduce training duration to let your body rest and recover, but keep up a bit of speed work to stay sharp.

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One-Hour Workout: Recovery Swim

In honor of all those fatigued athletes who raced Kona a few days ago, here’s a simple recovery swim, which is great for post-race or for those looking for something easy for the off-season.

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Kona Swim Course Recon Video

Senior editor Chris Foster takes viewers to Kona for an inside look at the iconic Hawaii Ironman Championships swim course.

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