The biggest issue for novice and beginner triathletes is the type of swimming training that they should be doing in the pool.
Whether this is speed, endurance, strength, recovery or technique training, Strictly Swimming workouts are designed to develop a variety of specific elements of your swim training. Our swimming training lessons will help you improve your swim time in your next triathlon by boosting your swim speed, power and technique.
A necessary component for any swim training programme and more importantly, for developing your triathlon swimming pace, is Interval-based Training. Some sports consist of continuous workouts, but swimming training should be made up of repetitions of shorter distances with a rest interval between each swim (i.e. 10 x 100 metres freestyle). Interval training sets are designed to allow the swimmer time to rest and recover after each individual swim within a particular set. A good quality interval training set is proven to develop your aerobic capacity and endurance capacity more than a continuous workout, as interval training allows the swimmer to increase the effort and train at a higher level. The added rest and recovery also allows the swimmer and triathlete to maintain their stroke technique when fatigue creeps into the body at the end of a swim training set.
Within any training session, it is vital for triathletes to develop and understand their pacing in order to achieve the correct pace for aerobic training (distance), anaerobic training (speed) or lactate threshold training (the point at which blood lactate builds up in the muscle faster than the body can remove it and sustain effort). Strictly Swimming triathlon courses will build your technique and develop your understanding on the best way to train in the water.
Paul started competing in swimming from the age of 8 and eventually went on to represent his country all over the world. During his time at University, Paul specialised in Aquatics and the Biomechanics of Swimming and produced numerous theses on swimming performance.