Useful Drills for Triathletes

  • What are some of the best drills I find useful for triathletes?
  • How should you add drills onto your program?

 

I wanted to write something for a little while now on drills I find useful for most triathletes to add into their swim training all year round.

If you are unaware of what each drill is, I suggest you YouTube them as these should help you become a better swimmer. I will give a list of the most common drills I use for athletes and I will give some ideas on how to use them.

Yes there are many other drills I use but I use others drills for the reason for the athlete’s individual needs. These drills I believe most triathletes can benefit from.

 

Drills:

  • 6/1/6 with fins
  • 6/3/6 with fins
  • Scull with a pool buoy
  • Doggy paddle with pool buoy
  • Broken Arrow with fins

 

Including drills:

I am a big fan of including drills into your warm up.  Here are three different warm ups you can use.  I made these simple to do and remember but you can change and have fun with them.

 

Session One:

Warm Up:

200m free

200m of 50m 6/1/6, 50m free

200m pull and paddle breathing done as 50m B3s, 50m B5s, 50m B7s, 50m B3s

200m of 50m 6/3/6, 50m free

200m building over each 50m

 

Session Two

Warm up:

200m free

200m of 25m scull, 75m free

200m of 25m doggy paddle, 75m free

200m of 25m scull, 25m doggy paddle, 50m free

Build:

100m done as 25m MAD, 75m easy +20s

100m done as 50m MAD, 50m easy +20s

100m done as 75m MAD, 25m easy

 

Session Three

Warm Up

200m free

200m of 50m 6/1/6, 50m free

 

200m of 25m scull, 25m doggy paddle, 50m free

200m of 50m broken arrow, 50m free

200m of 50m doggy paddle, 50m free

 

Weaker Kick

If you have a weaker kick, doing your cool down with 200m of 12m torpedo kick, 12m free is a great way to build your kick and help cool down from your session.

 

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