#StartYourSwim: “Swim Golf” Workout
Looking for a challenge? Check out this workout from Master Swimmer Mike Garr! With adaptations for every skill level, this intense workout even includes a couple of rounds of “swim golf”!
Not sure how to “play” swim golf? See Garr’s explanation below:
Swimmer does 50 yards for time, counting every stroke. Count total strokes (left and right arms) and add seconds; that’s the swim golf score. So, for example, if you took 50 seconds to complete your 50 yards, and you count 26 strokes (13 strokes per length) your score would be 76.
Well-trained, competitive swimmers tend to score well under par (72), and your typical fitness swimmer or triathlete between 80 and 100.
The idea of scoring yourself is to see if you can improve your efficiency in swimming. Take the first swim golf as your baseline, and then do the other 4 repeats later in the workout to see if the various freestyle exercises can improve your score and your consistency.
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.