Training Zone

Signed up for your Swimathon 2019 challenge but not sure where to start with your training? Our training zone is designed to make sure that by the time event day comes around you’re in the best possible shape for your swim!

5 Week Training Plans

Take a look at our 5 week training plans, which have been written personally by Jolyon Finck, Swimathon Head Coach. These plans will contain something for every ability with beginner, intermediate and advanced plans available:

BEGINNERS

1.5K TRAINING PLAN 1.5K TRAINING PLAN

2.5K TRAINING PLAN 2.5K TRAINING PLAN

5K TRAINING PLAN 5K TRAINING PLAN

INTERMEDIATE

1.5K TRAINING PLAN 1.5K TRAINING PLAN

2.5K TRAINING PLAN 2.5K TRAINING PLAN

5K TRAINING PLAN 5K TRAINING PLAN

ADVANCED

1.5K TRAINING PLAN 1.5K TRAINING PLAN

2.5K TRAINING PLAN 2.5K TRAINING PLAN

5K TRAINING PLAN 5K TRAINING PLAN


Triple 5k Top Tips

Swimming three 5K Swimathon Challenges across the Swimathon event period would be a fantastic achievement! Below are some tips and ideas from Team GB coach Jolyon Finck to help those people who are looking to complete the Swimathon Triple 5K. 

TRIPLE 5K TOP TIPS TRIPLE 5K TOP TIPS


Improve Your Front Crawl Technique

Mark Foster, GB swimmer shares some excellent tips on how to improve your front crawl so you can smash your goals at Swimathon 2019!

Improve Your Breaststroke Technique 

To ensure you are squeezing the most out of your time in the pool here are a few advanced tips from Duncan Goodhew for improving your breaststroke technique.

Duncan Goodhew, Swimathon President shares 4 top technique tips to help improve you breaststroke.

10 Week Training Plans

Take a look at our 10 week training plans which have been written personally by Jolyon Finck, Swimathon Head Coach. These plans will contain something for every ability with beginner, intermediate and advanced plans available.

BEGINNERS

400M TRAINING PLAN 400M TRAINING PLAN

1.5K TRAINING PLAN 1.5K TRAINING PLAN

2.5K TRAINING PLAN 2.5K TRAINING PLAN

5K TRAINING PLAN 5K TRAINING PLAN

INTERMEDIATE

1.5K TRAINING PLAN 1.5K TRAINING PLAN

2.5K TRAINING PLAN 2.5K TRAINING PLAN

5K TRAINING PLAN 5K TRAINING PLAN

ADVANCED

1.5K TRAINING PLAN 1.5K TRAINING PLAN

2.5K TRAINING PLAN 2.5K TRAINING PLAN

5K TRAINING PLAN 5K TRAINING PLAN

Meet Jolyon Finck - Team GB Olympic Swimming Coach


Over the course of his 20-year swimming coaching career, Jolyon has tutored swimmers ranging from beginners and LTS Mini Squad Swimmers through to elite international performers.  

With plenty of swimming qualifications and degrees in Anatomical Science, Education and Sports Performance Management, Jolyon brings a unique quotient of both art and science to his pool side skills. 

Perfect your swimming technique with Jolyon Finck's technique tips for breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke.

Jolyon's Top Tips

Meet Duncan Goodhew - Olympic Gold Medallist ;

Duncan is a champion swimmer and British sporting hero. He won an Olympic Gold medal for the 100m breaststroke at the 1980 Moscow games, where he also won a bronze relay medal. Since then Duncan has been focused on helping more people to take up swimming. 

Start your training right with these top training tips from Swimathon President and Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Duncan Goodhew.