Keeping the motivation to get up in the morning is tough.  Making it to a packed pool with various grannies doing breast stroke in the fast lane this time of year isn’t great. So just targeting a 2k swim each time might not help you build your stamina or improve speed.  You don’t just want to be grinding out the laps. Our blog this week gives you an alternative set of swimming drills for the winter months to try out and inject some life back into your winter triathlon training schedule.

Warm Up Swimming Drill Routine

Swimming Drills for Winter

Swimming Drills for Winter

Warm up – 4 x 100m front crawl easy pace 10 secs rest between each.

Technique Focus Phase of Swimming Drill

Technique focus – 4 x 25m catch up stroke front crawl (allow your hands to catch up ahead of you before next pull).

Increase intensity – 8 x 25m first half easy & second half flat out front crawl 10 secs rest between each.

Build Set phase of Swim Drills

Build set – 4 x 25m flat out front crawl with 10 secs rest followed by 100m easy then 30 secs rest before next set of fast laps. Repeat for 30 mins.

Warm Down

Warm down – 100m any stroke other than front crawl.


About the author – Billy is the founder of Trivelo Bikes and a regular for masters swim sessions desperately trying to gain acceptance to move up to the next fast lane

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Billy Ferguson

Having founded Trivelo in 2015 after many years competing in triathlon Billy continues to enjoy training and triathlon. Founder Billy is strongest in the water but continues to try and convince his body that he is an ultra runner.


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