Swim Workouts for Triathletes: Practical Workouts to Build Speed, Strength, and Endurance

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It’s no secret: most triathletes are weak swimmers. Improving your swim will make you a faster, more confident triathlete, and you’ll enjoy your time in the water.

Swim Workouts for Triathletes, 2nd Ed. will help you develop real swimming speed. This waterproof book of 75 swim workouts provides the structure, variety, and drills triathletes need to become more efficient and faster swimmers. Each workout is designed around a specific goal—endurance, speed, form, muscular ...

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Overview

It’s no secret: most triathletes are weak swimmers. Improving your swim will make you a faster, more confident triathlete, and you’ll enjoy your time in the water.

Swim Workouts for Triathletes, 2nd Ed. will help you develop real swimming speed. This waterproof book of 75 swim workouts provides the structure, variety, and drills triathletes need to become more efficient and faster swimmers. Each workout is designed around a specific goal—endurance, speed, form, muscular endurance, or anaerobic endurance—making it easy to prepare for events of different distances and improve all-around swimming skill.

Supplement your current training plan with these workouts or use one of the book's four swim training plans to prepare for triathlon's most popular swim distances. You’ll improve your efficiency and feel for the water with illustrated technique drills. New 30-minute workouts help slower swimmers or those with limited pool time get up to speed.

Swim Workouts for Triathletes means no more swimming in circles. Take this waterproof book to the pool with you, and you’ll be swimming real workouts that will make you a faster swimmer and a better triathlete.

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“There’s no need to leave Swim Workouts for Triathletes home as the waterproof pages will survive countless trips to the pool deck.” — USA Triathlon Life magazine

Swim Workouts for Triathletes is full of workouts that will make it easy to prepare for any race and improve all-around swimming skills.” — 3/GO magazine

“This book is made to go to the pool.” — Competitor magazine

Swim Workouts for Triathletes has given me workouts that are perfect for triathlon training in a structure that allows me to match them with my race goals… Exceptionally easy to take straight to the pool.” — TriEssential

“How many triathletes look at the swim as just a giant obstacle course before the real race begins? Gale Bernhardt and Nick Hansen offer a good solution to that problem through the release of the second edition of Swim Workouts for Triathletes. The book links training objectives with workouts in the water that will drive improved performance at your "A" race this season.” — TriJuice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030752
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Series: Workouts in a Binder Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 244,303
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gale Bernhardt is one of the most accomplished coaches in the sport of triathlon. She is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling elite-certified coach and serves as one of a few USA Triathlon World Cup coaches. She  coached the U.S. Olympic triathlon team in 2004. Bernhardt is a contributor to Active.com and has authored Training Plans for Multisport Athletes, Training Plans for Cyclists, Bicycling for Women, and Triathlon Training Basics.

Nick Hansen is a former U.S. National Team swimming coach, University of Wisconsin head coach, University of Arizona assistant coach, and a masters team swimming coach.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    Great workouts! Especially nice when you're swimming alone to ke

    Great workouts! Especially nice when you're swimming alone to keep you on track. Also love the design- waterproof pages and stand-up design for easy viewing on the pool deck. Very informative- includes glossary of terms and explanation of various training techniques/drills. I would highly recommend for any level of swimmer. Every workout gives you a choice between beginner or advanced.

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