Waterproof Swim Workout Cards
I’m just wrapping up the heavy duty endurance phase this week for my race at the Trans Tahoe Relay at Lake Tahoe (11.5 miles, 6 team members, each swim 30 minutes and then 10 minutes until we reach the finish line on the west shore).
I’m definitely ready to taper! Tomorrow I have a 3 mile ocean swim scheduled…then it’s downhill from there! I need to be able to pull off the fastest 30 minutes of my life to help my team place in the top 3!
Otherwise, some major things going on at Tri Swim Coach! I had my first TV appearances last week on a local NBC L.A. show called “Today in L.A.”, talking about none other than swimming!
I’m also finishing up my upcoming book and narrowing down the title. So far it looks like it will be something along the lines of “Healthy Mind, Fit Body: How the Mind-Body Connection Can Help You Get to Your Perfect Weight”.
Lastly, I will be switching lists hosts soon for the newsletter. I tried to switch to a different host this month but it didn’t work out. Most subscribers won’t be affected, the main difference will be the format of the newsletter. However, a few of you will be asked to re-opt in to the list. When you get the email, please help me out by clicking on the link and joining the new list. Don’t worry, your email address is safe and I will delete the old list after importing everyone over.
That’s about it, enjoy today’s newsletter and your summer swimming!
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The Tri Swim Coach Waterproof Drill & Workout Cards
It happens way more often than you think. Youíre on your way to the pool for your latest workout. You can’t wait to get there.
You feel like you are overflowing with energy and power. Maybe today’s workout will see you hit some new personal records.
Arm extended, face up, glide, 4X100 evens breathe to the rightÖ Youíre excited as you arrive at poolside because youíre going to do the new drills and workouts that you just read about. What a bum, you misplaced the piece of paper you wrote everything down on.
What now? Without that piece of paper, you are going to have a tough time remembering all of the swim drills you were going to do. Heck, you are not even sure how many lengths you were supposed to do for the drills you can remember!
Take a deep breath and sigh. Looks like you’re going to have to struggle through the drills from memory and do the same boring workout you’ve been doing for waaay too long.
As you slide into the water, you think to yourself, There’s got to be a better way to remember what exactly I’m supposed to do and learn from!
Introducing: Tri Swim Coachís Waterproof Swim Drill & Workout Cards
Your 24/7 Personal Swim Coach – Available At Your Fingertips Whenever You Want Even If You’re Waist-Deep In The Water!
Here are some of the little things that make this product top of its class
You don’t need to carry around a bulky 3 ring binder or notebook to keep track of your workout. Thanks to the help of a product design expert, I’ve managed to put all of the information into a well-organized 12 card system that is easy to use and fits easily into your swim bag.
This isn’t just a list of drills. Not hardly. It’s much more than that.
First, you’ll find a series of workouts meant to allow any swimmer to integrate the drills. More importantly, it allows you to easily have a well thought-out training plan that has been proven to work.
Next, youíll see that I’ve deliberately made the back of the front cover into a blank notes section where you can take notes.
Simply use a waterproof pen to write down thoughts, times, and so on from your latest workout. Best of all, it’s right in the front of your cards so you don’t have to go searching to find your notes from your last workout.
Third, you’ll notice inside the back cover that I’ve included proper breathing tips because itís one of the top mistakes that many swimmers make.
“I’m your pretty typical age grouper, bike/run comes easy for me and I wanted to do a triathlon but Iím ìnot a swimmer. Even after watching your video, I had a lot of anxiety. Swimming more than 25 was a lot of effort! (I still can’t figure out how I can run 26.2 miles but can’t swim very far). I received one of your emails about the drill cards and ordered them. The drill cards have been the single best training tool I have EVER purchased for any sport. 3 weeks ago just starting with the drill cards I struggled to get 500 yards in a workout and more than 25 without have to take a break. I’m now fairly comfortable in the water, my balance is greatly improved, and Iím swimming 100 without taking a break, with breaks between 100s getting shorter and shorter. My yardage this morning: 1300 and could have gone longer except I had to get out to go to work. Next hurdle: open water!”
Amy P., Virginia Beach, VA
In fact, each page is uniquely designed.
On one side there’s a detailed exercise complete with photographs to show correct form and technique.
On the other side of every page, you’ll find a workout for every drill so you’ll have plenty of options to keep your workouts fresh and fulfilling.
Each page is specially tabbed so you can quickly flip to the workout or exercise even if youíre in the middle of the water.
All of the cards are 100% water-proofed ó so you can rest easy knowing that the cards will stay in top condition even when they get wet.
There’s no fluff or filler.
Only great content that will help you get the most from each and every workout.
Workout of the Month
Never stop training technique! Adjust yardage as needed.
Cruise= Interval you can easily make consecutive 100-yard or meter swims on with about 5-10 seconds rest.
Fist drill= swim freestyle with your hands in fists, focus on hip rotation
Fingertip Drag drill= drag your fingertips along the surface of the water on arm recovery
Warm Up: 400, breathing every 3 strokes
1-4) Fist drill/swim by 25
5-8) Fingertip Drag/swim by 25
Set #1: 2×300’s @ Cruise, 3×200’s on Cruise -:05, 5×50’s count strokes (recovery), rest= :10
Set #2: 1×300 @ Cruise – :05, 2×200’s on Cruise, 5×50’s back/free by 25
Warm Down: 200 Distance Per Stroke, focus on hip rotation & glide