Swims

Disclaimer: I have never been a competitive swimmer, I mean I swam in high school but was never really that great at it.  These workouts are for cross training only and I by no means claim that they are going to improve swimming abilities.  If that is your goal, I would find another blog.  If you are just looking for different routines though, these may help you change it up and keep it interesting.

Pyramid Swim:  I am a huge fan of pyramid anything (push ups, sprints, sit ups, you name it).  So I decided to do a pyramid swim.  It progressed like this…

Pyramid Swim

Swim 100 m
Rest 1 min
Swim 200 m
Rest 2 min
Swim 300 m
Rest 3 min
Swim 400 m
Rest 3 min
Swim 500 m
Rest 3 min
Swim 400 m
Rest 3 min
Swim 300 m
Rest 3 min
Swim 200 m
Rest 2 min
Swim 100 m

DONE!

Total ~ 1.56 miles (50 laps)

Interval Swim:  Another way to pass the laps a little faster.  I really enjoyed this work out, even more than the pyramid swim.

Interval Swim
300 m warm up
50 m easy
50 m medium
50 m all out
Repeat 7x
300m cool down

Total: 1 mile plus an extra 50 for good measure (33 laps)

3 thoughts on “Swims

    • You saying that just reminds me I need to get my butt back in the pool. I haven’t swam in at least 6 months. I preferring running to swimming so it is usually the first to go when my running schedule gets out of hand!

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