#StartYourSwim: Beginner Workout
This plan assumes you can swim a standard pool “down and back” or 50 yards or meters. Although the term “yards” is used in each description, yards and meters are interchangeable. The first workout involves simply swimming 10 x 50 yards, then resting about 45 seconds between each 50. You may have to rest an entire minute between each 50 and that is okay. If you do not use a specific warm-up or cool-down, make the first and last couple of 50s very easy.
This beginner workout plan was developed by and used with permission from Gale Bernhardt, who has instructed and coached athletes since 1974. Bernhardt is also a certified Level 1 USA cycling coach and Level III USA triathlon coach.
For more info about Bernhardt, you can visit her site at galebernhardt.com.
For the 2019 Swim, Save The Bay is offering free workouts from master swimmers and open water coaches to our community in an effort to support all of our swimmers—from those attempting the Swim for the first time, to those who return to the event year after year.