10km pyramid

  After the success of 100 x 100m a few weeks ago everyone started getting very optimistic and suggesting more 10km sets. This is how we ended up at Charlton Lido again on 12th March 2017 attempting a 10km pyramid.  We were a reduced group this time as Adrian way away skiing (I think he... Continue Reading →


Christmas set 2016

So our brains needed a rest from our usual Christmas set so we decided to spell out Christmas and then do a 400 per letter with each letter corresponding to an activity. Obviously you don't have to do them as 400s so give it a try. *C*atch up *H*ard *R*ecovery *I*ndividual Medley *S*ingle arm *T*ime... Continue Reading →

~4k (4000m) swim sets

**UPDATED 20/05/17** These are sets we are doing ourselves so will be added to as and when we do new sessions. See also: 2.5k sets 3k sets 5k+ sets A few abbreviations explained: SR -> SECONDS REST ALT -> MEANS ALTERNATING, therefore, one length one thing, one length the other. BUILD -> get faster over... Continue Reading →

5k – 6k (5000m – 6000m) sets

These are ones we do ourselves when training for longer swims so add to as and when we do new ones. See also: 2.5 sets, 3k sets, 4k sets and if you are after more inspiration the Tooting Bec Lido sets can be altered to suit pool length/distance required. SET A 500 SWIM 400 PULL 300 DRILL 200 6... Continue Reading →

~ 3k (3000m) swim sets

**new ones added 20/05/17** These are sets we have done ourselves and will be adding to them as we do more. These ones are for 25/50 pools.  If you swim in a 30 pool then check out some here: 30m/y training sessions See also: 2.5K sets, 4k sets, 5k+ sets SET A 400 SWIM 100 PULL 400 SWIM 100 DRILL... Continue Reading →

2.5km training sets

**UPDATED 25/02/17** These ~2.5km sets are ideal if you are training for the 2.5km individual swimathon.  Even if you aren't they are good bases for any training especially if you are normally just a "plodder". We have a page for 3k sets in a 30m pool.  If you are training in a 25m pool then... Continue Reading →

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