How should I train for a marathon swim?
Training for a marathon swim takes dedication and a time. You will want to have a good yardage (or meter) base in the pool for endurance and make any stroke improvements while adding increased time in the open water to acclimate to colder water temperatures.
During this time, you will also want to work on your feeds, crew and overall swim preparation. If you're unsure how to go about this or would like to improve upon your training and setup from past swims, definitely contact us!
Do you have training plans?
We do work with swimmers who require assistance in planning their training for marathon swims, be it Lake Tahoe, the English Channel, San Francisco or elsewhere.
Below are some, but not all, of the services we offer to both experienced and new marathon swimmers:
- Personalized training plans based on your access to pool and open water time, goal swim, and starting swim level
- Stroke development and instruction (foundation, tune-ups, injury prevention) from our certified pool & open water swim coaches with years of on-deck and open water experience
- Video stroke analysis
- Open water swim development sessions
- 1-on-1 check-in's and consultations
- Overview of feeds, setup and overall swim preparation
- Pool workouts and drills
- Training swims, including solo and relay qualifying swims for the English Channel, North Channel, and other destinations
Whatever your need, or even if you are unsure, talk to us! We love helping swimmers achieve their goal swims.
Please contact us for more information.