3 Sessions/Wk – Olympic Swim Plan for Athletes with a CSS/100m of 1:35-1:45 (Build)

Average Weekly Training Hours 03:00
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 03:00
Training Load By Week

CSS/100m = 1:35-1:45.
Number of swim sessions per week available = 3.
This is a Olympic Triathlon swim training plan for the Build phase, lasting 8 weeks. This plan is designed for athletes with a CSS/100m result of 1:35-1:45 who are able to train in this discipline 3 times per week. Duration of the sessions are no more than 1 hour and the maximum volume per week is 3 hours.
This plan starts at any time you choose.
For more information on which is the right plan for you, visit www.tritrainingharder.com

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
2400m
30TSS
SWIM TECHNIQUE

The purpose of this session is to improve technique. It is also a bit easier so allows you a respite from the usual type of conditioning sessions. Here we suggest some swimming drills to use to improve your stroke mechanics. Most of these should be performed with swimming fins (You can purchase some on our online store). If you need any assistance with any drills, then please visit our swimming drill playlist on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6z5VWjBAAEjY-gdl4EktRwwMQiAD_M0O). For mixed strokes, do both breaststroke and backstroke to open up your chest and arm muscles in either the warm up or the cool down.
It is really important to get the drills correct, so take your time to be deliberate about the drills. Enjoy these more technical sessions.
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Warm Up:
600m Own choice
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Main Set:
10x50m with 15 seconds recovery.
Increasing the stroke rate by 2 SPM every length for the first 5, and reducing back down to the base level for the final 5.
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6x50m, 15 seconds recovery, with bands
6x50m, 15 seconds recovery with bands and paddles
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6x50m, 15 seconds recovery, as 25m of water polo drill, 25m easy swimming
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200m Straight swimming focussing on rhythm, looking to develop more ‘umph’ during the extension. Use your entire body to make the stroke rather than just your arms.
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Cool Down:
200m mixed stroke cool down.

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
3000m
SWIM - CSS

The purpose of this session is to improve the ability to work at lactate threshold. This is supposed to be easy to begin with, but as it carries on, it gets harder. Really focus on hitting those times. Note the times are taken according to your CSS/100m time and explained as so: If your CSS/100m = 1:40, then: CSS/25m = 25s CSS/50m = 50s CSS/75m = 1:15. Use this to help calculate rest and recovery time. This session works best when using a Finis Temp Trainer Pro (available in our online store). You can set this on setting 1 to beep at CSS/25m intervals. Therefore every time you push off the wall you should be in time with the beep. If you are training in a 50m pool, then the same should also be true, but you can use the 25m beep as a reference when you make it half way. You should not be aiming to swim faster than the beep and then easing off, you should hit the beep each time through the whole set. If you need any assistance with any drills, then please visit our swimming drill playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6z5VWjBAAEjY-gdl4EktRwwMQiAD_M0O). For mixed strokes, do both breaststroke and backstroke to open up your chest and arm muscles in either the warm up or the cool down. Enjoy...! --------------- Warm Up: 200m F/C 200m Mixed stroke, alternating Backstroke and Breaststroke 4x50m (10seconds recovery) as 15m Front Scull, 10m Doggy paddle, 10m Fast, 15m easy. --------------- Main Set: 8x100m @CSS/100m (CSS/25m recovery) 3x200m @CSS/100m (CSS/25m recovery) 2x400m @CSS/100m (CSS/25m recovery) --------------- Cool Down: 200m Mixed Stroke Cool Down

Sample Day 6
1:00:00
3000m
ENDURANCE SWIM

The purpose of this set is to build aerobic endurance and promote good technique while swimming. Throughout this session aim to hold good technique and focus on the rhythm of the stroke, especially on the longer intervals. For any drills, you may need fins (available from our online store), and you may also need the Tempo Trainer Pro (available from our online store). If you are unsure of what drills to do, then have a look at our you tube playlist of all the different drills we recommend (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqTuVNRW9vo&list=PL6z5VWjBAAEjY-gdl4EktRwwMQiAD_M0O). For mixed stroke, do both back and breast stroke to help open your muscles and use them in different way to front crawl.
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Warm Up:
200m F/C – Easy
100m Back Stroke
100m Breast Stroke
100m Kick with fins
100m 6-1-6, with fins
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Main Set:
All as CSS/100m+5 seconds with a CSS/25m as recovery unless specified otherwise
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600m
2x50m as CSS/100 -3 seconds (@1:15 mins)
800m
2x50m as CSS/100 -3 seconds (@1:15 mins)
600m
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Cool Down:
200m Mixed Stroke
Upper body stretching

Sample Day 9
1:00:00
2400m
30TSS
SWIM TECHNIQUE

The purpose of this session is to improve technique. It is also a bit easier so allows you a respite from the usual type of conditioning sessions. Here we suggest some swimming drills to use to improve your stroke mechanics. Most of these should be performed with swimming fins (You can purchase some on our online store). If you need any assistance with any drills, then please visit our swimming drill playlist on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6z5VWjBAAEjY-gdl4EktRwwMQiAD_M0O). For mixed strokes, do both breaststroke and backstroke to open up your chest and arm muscles in either the warm up or the cool down.
It is really important to get the drills correct, so take your time to be deliberate about the drills. Enjoy these more technical sessions.
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Warm Up:
600m Own choice
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Main Set:
8x50m Sculling, 10 seconds recovery
#1 Front Scull
#3 Scull beneath your shoulders
#5 Side Scull, Left
#7 Side Scull, Right
Even ones F/C
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4x50m with 10 seconds recovery
Odds with a band, evens as F/C
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4x50m as 25m Heads up Waterpolo Drill, 25m as F/C
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8x50m with 10 seconds recovery, all with paddles.
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4x50m as Deep-water starts. Go hard for 5 strokes and easy for the rest of the interval. Focus on timing. 10 seconds recovery
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200m steady swimming, sighting every 5 lengths.
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Cool Down:
200m mixed stroke cool down.

Sample Day 11
1:00:00
3000m
SWIM - CSS

The purpose of this session is to improve the ability to work at lactate threshold. This is supposed to be easy to begin with, but as it carries on, it gets harder. Really focus on hitting those times. Note the times are taken according to your CSS/100m time and explained as so: If your CSS/100m = 1:40, then: CSS/25m = 25s CSS/50m = 50s CSS/75m = 1:15. Use this to help calculate rest and recovery time. This session works best when using a Finis Temp Trainer Pro (available in our online store). You can set this on setting 1 to beep at CSS/25m intervals. Therefore every time you push off the wall you should be in time with the beep. If you are training in a 50m pool, then the same should also be true, but you can use the 25m beep as a reference when you make it half way. You should not be aiming to swim faster than the beep and then easing off, you should hit the beep each time through the whole set. If you need any assistance with any drills, then please visit our swimming drill playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6z5VWjBAAEjY-gdl4EktRwwMQiAD_M0O). For mixed strokes, do both breaststroke and backstroke to open up your chest and arm muscles in either the warm up or the cool down. Enjoy...! --------------- Warm Up: 200m F/C 200m Mixed stroke, alternating Backstroke and Breaststroke 4x50m (10seconds recovery) as 15m Front Scull, 10m Doggy paddle, 10m Fast, 15m easy. --------------- Main Set: 6x100m @CSS/100m (CSS/25m recovery) 800m @CSS/100m (CSS/50m recovery) 2x400m @CSS/100m (CSS/25m recovery) --------------- Cool Down: 200m Mixed Stroke Cool Down

Sample Day 13
1:00:00
3000m
ENDURANCE SWIM

The purpose of this set is to build aerobic endurance and promote good form while swimming. Throughout this session aim to hold technique and focus on the rhythm of the stroke, especially on the longer intervals. For any drills, you may need fins (available from our online store), and you may also need the Tempo Trainer Pro (available from our online store). If you are unsure of what drills to do, then have a look at our you tube playlist of all the different drills we recommend (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqTuVNRW9vo&list=PL6z5VWjBAAEjY-gdl4EktRwwMQiAD_M0O). For mixed stroke, do both backstroke and breaststroke to help open your muscles and use them in different way to front crawl. --------------- Warm Up: 200m F/C – Easy 100m Backstroke 100m Breaststroke 100m Kick with fins 100m 6-1-6, with fins --------------- Main Set: All as CSS/100m+5 seconds with a CSS/25m as recovery unless specified otherwise - 600m 2x50m as CSS/100 -3 seconds (@1:15 mins) 800m 2x50m as CSS/100 -3 seconds (@1:15 mins) 600m --------------- Cool Down: 200m Mixed Stroke Upper body stretching

Sample Day 16
1:00:00
2400m
30TSS
SWIM TECHNIQUE

The purpose of this session is to improve technique. It is also a bit easier so allows you a respite from the usual type of conditioning sessions. Here we suggest some swimming drills to use to improve your stroke mechanics. Most of these should be performed with swimming fins (You can purchase some on our online store). If you need any assistance with any drills, then please visit our swimming drill playlist on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6z5VWjBAAEjY-gdl4EktRwwMQiAD_M0O). For mixed strokes, do both breaststroke and backstroke to open up your chest and arm muscles in either the warm up or the cool down.
It is really important to get the drills correct, so take your time to be deliberate about the drills. Enjoy these more technical sessions.
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Warm Up:
600m Own choice
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Main Set:
2x50m F/C, as 10 strokes Hard, 25 strokes Easy with good form
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10x150m
#1 (With fins) 25m 6/1/6, 25m F/C
#2 Pull, breathing 3/5/7/3...
#3 (With fins) 25m Broken Arrow, 25m F/C
#4 Paddles - Really finish your stroke
#5 F/C aim to be smooth
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Cool Down:
200m mixed stroke cool down.