Heading to the pool? Need a workout? From distance to sprint, beginners to triathletes--check out our ever-growing collection of swimming sets. Next step? Find and register for a swimming event to show off your improved swimming.
Focus on your technique and endurance with this 3200-meter workout.
Practice bilateral breathing, balance in the water and intervals with this swim workout designed for multisport athletes.
Pro triathlete and swim coach Peter Hursty starts off the series World Class Workouts with sets designed to strengthen your core and improve endurance.
Open-water ace Lisa Hazen shares one of her favorite endurance workouts--and it's a toughy! Plus: Alternatives for novice and intermediate swimmers.
The third World Class Workout is a competitive lifeguard's favorite. The main set is only 3,000 yards, but it will help you develop a winning combination of speed and endurance.
A gold-medalist at the '96 Olympics, Cristina Teuscher believes in versatility when training. Here, she offers us her most challenging workout--the Grand Prix.
Triathletes, open-water swimmers and those looking for a good cross-training workout will like this one. It combines ladder sets of 200s with running.
Olympic freestyler Ryk Neethling offers a workout that will give even the most endurance-prone swimmers a run (or swim) for their money.
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Dawn Heckman, a fierce competitor on the open-water race circuit, shares a short but intense pool set designed to increase speed.
For a non-IM'er, the individual medley is a daunting, scary event, but swimmers (and triathletes) who favor only one stroke are missing out on a beneficial cross-training opportunity.
"Jump in and swim for 30 minutes" isn't a workout; it's a recipe for boredom. These workouts promise to add variety and purpose to your pool sessions.
The first leg of an Olympic-distance tri can be grueling. Improve your speed and endurance with these sets to maintain a high-intensity effort over the entire swim.
Some swimming novices blindly stick to the idea that technique will improve with conditioning. Structure these two drills into your training plan to improve balance and body position.
Although it may sound like a painful gymnastics maneuver, negative splitting is a training technique that is simple in theory, but takes discipline and a healthy dose of endurance to execute.
Its origins are unknown, but nearly every swimmer who has stepped onto the blocks of a major competition will have endured this legendary set at some point in their training.
Has your swimming speed hit a plateau? Stop pacing over long distances during your pool workouts and try these three fast sets instead.
Brick workouts are the best way to prepare your body for race-day conditions. Here are two workouts to get your legs going.
When training for sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons, speed is the name of the game. Try this fast pool workout to add some giddy-up to your swim leg.
Try these workouts from swimming legend Janet Evans to help build your endurance and develop the back half of your distance race.
Swimmers are prone to falling out of shape fast in the offseason. Try these intense 30-minute workouts to stay in swimming shape.
Incorporate these three sets into your pool workouts to add speed to your swimming. A focus on 50s gives each set a fun, fast flavor.
Build middle-distance speed and endurance with this workout from Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Benko.
Offering a little bit of everything--pulling, explosive kicking, stroke work and drills--this distance set is perfect for triathletes or open water swimmers.
Summer Sanders has had a successful career both in the pool and on TV. The Olympic gold medalist returns to her swimming roots with this tough IM set.
This stroke-intensive drill set from Olympic silver medalist Kristy Kowal is easily adaptable for breaststokers, backstrokers and butterfliers, but challenging for freestylers and triathletes too.
To swimmers, rest usually means watching the clock at the edge of the pool. Not so in this workout, which keeps you moving in preparation for the fast interval.
Ever wonder what swimmers are doing with fins and snorkels? Here's a breakdown of helpful gadgets and how to incorporate them into your workouts.