Transform Your Open Water Swimming in 12 weeks
Summer Program Starts July 18th

  • Do you want to transition from pool swimmer to open water swimmer, or improve your open water performance?
  • Do you want to be more confident in open water?
  • Do you want to learn skills to make you a better  OW swimmer in 2016!?

Improve your OW swimming skill

The course develops your open water skills by giving you clear guidance on sighting, turning, drafting, pacing and race tactics through HD video.

Develop fitness

The course is structured in 4 week blocks.  Your endurance and muscular endurance will develop through progressive overloading followed by recovery.

Develop swim strength

Once your endurance and skill has got a head start, the course sessions will include elements to make you stronger.

See your OW swimming improve this season!

Use the next 12 weeks to become a more confident, improved open water swimmer.

Use the time you have AND this course to make a change!  Make improving your open water swimming a priority.

REFUND GUARANTEE:   if you don't think it is work for you we will give you your money back if you tell us within 30 days!

Is this for me?

This program is for triathletes that wish to improve their open water swim times.  There are 2 levels of program to follow.

Level 1: Level 1 swimmers will be athletes who are aiming for their first or second open water triathlon this season. Sessions start around 1800m and work up to 3000m.

Level 2:  The level 2 program is for swimmers who are perhaps familiar with open water swimming and want to take their racing to the next level.

How it works and what you get

Sessions by email

You will receive your sessions every 4 weeks by email as pdf files.

Video

Fortnightly emails that include HD video clips and clear descriptions of what to do.
 

Sessions

No more guesswork! 3 structured sessions every week (2 pool, 1 OW, then 2 OW, 1 pool).

You are not alone

Join our Facebook group of other Transformers!  Who will see the biggest improvement?

Discounted Stroke Analysis

Book in a Stroke Analysis Session at 75% of the usual price.

Coach hotlline!

Phone access to an experienced Level 3 BTF qualified coach to discuss progress and problems.

Course Content

You will need:
a) swimming trunks / swimming costume, goggles, 2 x brightly coloured swim hats and a wetsuit (preferably a triathlon specific one).
b)
we will be introducing SMALL hand paddles to develop your strength in the last 4 weeks of this program.  For our purposes, paddles need only be 1-2 cm larger than your hand. 
c) the commitment and availability to swim 3 times a week
d)
Access to a 25 m pool and an open water swimming venue.

Getting ready

Block 1

The objective of Block 1 is to develop some fundamental skills that are necessary for swimming in open water. These include some general points and tips about safety, positioning and what to do if you get in trouble. For Level 2 athletes the first block will concentrate on building some strength endurance, crucial for successful OW Swimming.
 

Level 1 swimmers will develop their bilateral breathing techniques and begin to think about the pacing strategies to employ on longer open water stretches.
 
Level 2 swimmers can expect the technical aspect of Block 2 to focus on improving your pacing skills and your sighting.  The fitness focus will be aerobic conditioning, a really important part of any successful swim leg.
 

Block 2

Block 3

Level 1 swimmers will begin to think about sighting, and some simple racecraft such as start positioning and turning around buoys. This will develop while continuing to  work on strength and bilateral breathing techniques.

Level 2 swimmers will continue to build their aerobic fitness whilst learning some valuable group drafting, turning and entry/exit skills.
 

Who are thetrilife.com coaches?

thetrilife.com is the leading coaching company in the UK, delivering swim, bike and run coaching via online training programs, training day camps, overseas camps and one-to-one sessions.  The highly qualified coaching team  includes former elite athletes such as Richard Jones and Andrea Whitcombe as well as GB Olympic coaches Dan Salcedo and Bill Black, experienced BTF coaches Liz Scott, Duncan Scott, Mike Redshaw, Thom Phillips and Ashleigh Ahlquist.  thetrilife.com has been providing coaching for athletes of all levels of fitness and ability from first time triathletes through to seasoned professionals and elite performers since 2008.  Visit www.thetrilife.com for more details.
 

Thom Phillips

Thom is a medical doctor with a special interest in sports medicine.  He brings 10 years of triathlon coaching to the thetrilife.com team.

Dr Liz Scott

BTF level 3 coach.  Coach to Age Group World and European Championship qualifying athletes.  Represented GB at Age Group World Championships. 

Andrea Whitcombe

Olympian and Commonwealth Games silver medallist on the track. 

Top 8 in 3 World Triathlon Championships - 4 podium placings in World Cups.  Now Welsh Academy coach, Welsh National 10k Champion.

Rich Jones

thetrilife.com Head Coach
Level 3 BTF Coach, former elite Ironman athlete.
Elite triathlete coach
Multiple Elite National Champion

Coaching Plans and Pricing

TrY-OWS

TRANSFORM YOUR OPEN WATER SWIMMING
£65
as one off payment
30 day money back guarantee

  • sessions by email as pdf
  • 3 swim sessions per week
  • HD supporting videos
  • sessions tailored to ability
  • email support from qualified coaches
  • monitoring and motivation
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MASTERS PLAN

£30 pcm

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  • sessions by email as pdf
  • full training plan
  • bike and run sessions
  • 12 week swim focus
    4 sessions per week
  • email support
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