What does the program involve?
You will participate in three to four pool sessions and one open water swim of 5-10km per week. Your swimming will improve greatly as you benefit from the expertise of our coaches who provide constant feedback on your progress.
How long does the program go for?
The program starts in September, with the initial 15 weeks preparing swimmers for the first two 10km swims in December. As these swims are in the same month, the focus will be on building endurance and a strong mindset for these long-distance challenges.
Following the second race in mid-December, swimmers commence a seven-week transition phase. The focus will be on maintaining mileage per week, improving technique and enjoyment.
From February to May swimmers move into the second phase of the preparation, focused on the next three 10km swim events. The focus will move to improving pace over a long distance, being resilient in any surf conditions, increasing mileage per week and refining nutrition during long swims.