Slow Progression in Swimming

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A topic that came up in the Beginner Triathlete chat forums last night was, how quickly to add distance to your workouts in swimming?

There’s no “one size fits all” here, but generally, you want to be conservative when increasing the distance of your workouts. Focus on your technique first with drills, then decrease the amount of drills you do and increase your yardage by about 200-400 per week, depending on what level you started at.

Doing too much too soon will not only put you at risk for a shoulder injury, it may impede your progress in developing your technique.