I’m a level 2 ASCA swim coach and head coach of the York Master’s program in Elmhurst. If you’d like to try out a practice, contact me and I’ll get you the dates and times
Below are links to a few basic swim workouts. These are generalized versions of the more detailed training instruction I provide to clients.
There are limited opportunities to practice lake swims, but 2 Chicago Park district beaches are worth visiting in the summer. Ohio Street beach offers beginners a relatively safe place to practice since you swim in shallow water along Lake Shore drive. Breakwalls help keep the waves to a minimum. Another good place to practice is the 57th Street beach/promontory point which is less protected.
Wetsuits are a triathlete’s best friend. They make you more buoyant and faster in the water. Given our climate in the midwest, I recommend that if you’re looking for a wetsuit you get a full sleeved one. Also, if you’re looking to buy, feel free to contact me about deals I get through XTERRA wetsuits.
|Swim Test||Descending Ladder|
|Basic Endurance||Intermediate Endurance Swim|
|Beginning Speedwork||Speed with Active Recovery|
|200s with broken 200s||50s changing gears|
|Steady effort 100s||Starting and Passing|
|Ladder||75s with focus on form|