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1500 metre Front Crawl Open Water swim 12 week plan

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1500 metre Front Crawl Open Water swim 12 week plan


Nick Harris

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12 Weeks

Plan Description

This is a 1500 metre 12 week pool based swim training plan to get you in the best shape possible for a 1500 metre swim, whether that be in an open water event, race or open water triathlon. Within the plan you'll be swimming 3 times a week.

Aswell as swim drills sets, and swim sessions focusing on improving your distance per stroke, and technique, you'll also do sessions that will look to improve your endurance, speed, pacing awareness, lactate tolerance, anaerobic threshold and open water skills. There are also some pool based open water skills and drills in the sessions.

In the first week you'll do 2 test based sessions to help you calculate your threshold swim pace, otherwise known as T-pace. This all relates to the same number, being the average pace you can maintain at threshold effort for 1500 metres. Then for 1900 metres add 1-2 seconds per 100 metres to your race pace as the sustainable T Pace you can hold for the duration.

The final 2-3 weeks culminate in more speed work, and power based swim sets. By the end of the 12 weeks you'll be as strong as an Ox, and as fast as a Cheetah!

This swim plan is designed by Nick de Meyer, Head coach for Speedy Swimming, (BTF level 3, STA level 2 swim teacher, Master endurance coach Training Bible UK) who specialise in teaching triathletes and swimmers. This plan encapsulates all of Nicks training, racing and coaching experience of many open water triathlons, long triathlon events, his swim skills and drills teaching methods and from completing the Dart 10km Swim in Devon.

Purchase of this plan includes our comprehensive Swim Training Guide, which explains how to use your training plan, including swim drills and open water articles, plus email access to Nick at any time for questions that you may have about this plan.

Once you have signed up we will email you the Description Document.

Questions? Please visit us on the web at or email Nick directly at:

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Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Swim x3
02:39:00 01:00:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:39:00 01:00:00

Training Load By Week

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Nick de Meyer

Speedy Swimming

Nick has been a Level 3 British Triathlon Coach for 14 years, and has been a master endurance coach with Training Bible Coaching UK in that time. He is also a Training Peaks Level 2 Accredited Coach, and has worked as a Regional Development Coach for the South East region for British Triathlon.

Alongside his online coaching business, Nick also runs Speedy Swimming which specialise in 1-2-1 front crawl technique lessons, endless pool swim video analysis, swim clinics and group swim sessions

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