Swimming alone is tough. And if you’re writing your own workouts you may be doing yourself a disservice. If you’re serious about swimming faster, you’ve come to the right place!
Here’s how you can swim 10% faster in 4 weeks training on your own without a coach.
How to Swim Faster
There are only two ways to swim faster: Decreasing drag and increasing propulsion.
Water is 800 times more dense than air, so you MUST decrease drag to swim faster.
To decrease drag, work on your body position, keep your hips high, narrow your kick, and most importantly, look down when you swim.
The wall isn’t going anywhere, so keep your eyes on the bottom of the pool!
The second way to swim faster is to increase propulsion. Remember these three letters: EVF.
EVF is short for Early Vertical Forearm, which is the optimal hand and arm position for your pull.
Enter the water with your fingertips and keep your elbow high all the way through the pull. This turns your hand and forearm into one giant paddle, allowing you to pull more water and swim faster. It also helps take stress off your shoulders. Learn more about EVF here >
The Issue With Your Current Swim Routine
So now that we know how to swim faster, what should you do to actually make that happen? If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been swimming back and forth, doing the same workouts with little or no progress, and you want to know why you’re not improving or getting any faster.
As Albert Einstein said, “The definition of ‘insanity’ is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
That’s why we created MySwimPro Coach, the most personalized swim training program in the world that allows you to swim whenever and wherever you want. MySwimPro Coach accounts for your goals, skill level and swim speed to create a unique Training Plan just for you.
Over the last decade, we have helped over 10,000 swimmers just like you swim faster, lose weight, and achieve their fitness goals.
How MySwimPro Coach Works
MySwimPro Coach takes the guesswork out of your swim routine by delivering a personalized swim training experience.
“Working with a coach is very different. A guided workout is very different from swimming on your own.”Steve D.
How it works:
Enter Your Goals: To start, you’ll choose from a list of goals that range from swimming faster to losing weight to improving endurance.
Enter Your Times: Then, you’ll enter your best times and swimming skill level, and Coach will create a personalized Training Plan and Guided Workouts that push you toward your goal step by step. Every interval in your Workout is personalized to you based on your best times and swimming level.
Add Your Pool: Enter your pool length, and Coach will adjust your times and Workouts to that distance. Coach can work with pools between 7.5 and 50 yards or meters.
Start Your Training Plan: Check out your personalized Plan on the Coach screen in the MySwimPro app. Every Workout includes coach’s notes and videos that break down drills and exactly how to accomplish each set of the session.
Sync Your Smartwatch: Sync your smartwatch for set-by-set guidance for every Workout. It’s like having a personal coach on your wrist! If you don’t have a smartwatch you can print the Workout and take it with you to the pool.
To further personalize your Workout, use the Workout Scaler to quickly adjust your Workout duration and distance, or edit individual sets to change intervals, strokes, reps and equipment.
“Guided Workouts reduce the anxiety of not knowing what to do. It holds you accountable, and it reduces the stress of figuring out what to do at the pool.”Nick N.
Beyond custom Training Plans, check out the Workout of the Day and stroke-specific Workout Library or incorporate a Dryland Training Plan into your Swim Plan.
The MySwimPro app doubles as your digital workout journal and accountability partner, allowing you to quickly log and save Custom Workouts to your personal swim library, follow friends and compete in monthly Swim Challenges.
“Put a Workout on your watch and jump in the water…I really think it’s a game changer.”Gisella C.
You can continue doing the same workout routine over and over hoping to swim faster, or you can swim with MySwimPro Coach and follow a structured Training Plan that is 100% specific to you with personalized Workouts, technical instruction and support every step of the way.
And it all costs less than your pool membership!
If this sounds like the program you’ve been looking for to swim faster, improve your technique, and take your swimming to the next level, download the MySwimPro app and get started! Use code SWIM35 to save $35 on your first year of MySwimPro Coach.