Swim 1500 m Straight for Beginners – The Ruth Kazez Plan

Swim 1500 m Fit Drills Plan Title

The goal of this plan  is to bring you from almost zero to swimming 1500 m straight in about six weeks. It is inspired  by Ruth Kazez’s ZERO to 1650 in Six Weeks.

An hour of swimming is a great full body workout. It burns almost as many calories as running, builds stamina and endurance, tones and strengthens the muscles, improves coordination, posture and flexibility.

Due to the special environment in the water there is less impact on your bones and joints. This makes swimming accessible to a wide range of people who deal with physical issues that make other exercises less appealing.

Working out alone in the water has a peaceful, stress alleviating and relaxing effect for many.

Compared to the original plan our slightly modified version gives you a bit more time for some of the swimming and rest intervals.

Plan Structure

WEEK 1 – DAY 1 – 3:

Front Crawl 4 x 100 m in 120 s, Breath 12 reps  in 120 s

Front Crawl 4 x 50 m in 60 s, Breath 8 reps in 90 s

Front Crawl 2 x 50 m in 60 s, Breath 4 reps in 40 s

Total: 700 m

WEEK 2 – DAY 1 – 3:

Front Crawl 1 x 200 m, Breath 12 reps in 120 s

Front Crawl 4 x 100 m in 120 s, Breath 10 reps in 100 s

Front Crawl 4 x 50 m in 60 s,Breath 6 reps in 60 s

Front Crawl 2 x 50 m in 60 s,Breath 4 reps in 40 s

Total: 900 m

WEEK 3 – DAY 1 – 3:

Front Crawl 1 x 400 m, Breath 12 reps in 120 s

Front Crawl 1 x 200 m, Breath 10 reps in 100 s

Front Crawl 4 x 100 m in 120 s, Breath 8 reps in 80 s

Front Crawl 4 x 50 m in 60 s,Breath 4 reps in 40 s

Total: 1200 m

WEEK 4 – DAY 1 – 3:
Front Crawl 1 x 600 m, Breath 10 reps  in 100 s

Front Crawl 1 x 300 m,Breath 8 reps in 80 s

Front Crawl 4 x 100 m in 120 s, Breath 6 reps in 60 s

Front Crawl 4 x 50 m in 60 s, Breath 4 reps in 40 s

Total: 1500 m

WEEK 5 – DAY 1 – 3:
Front Crawl 1 x 1000 m, Breath 8 reps in 80 s

Front Crawl 4 x 100 m in 120 s, Breath 4 reps in 40 s

Front Crawl 4 x 50 m in 60 s, Breath 4 reps in 40 s

Total: 1600 m

WEEK 6 – DAY 1 and 2:
1200 m Front Crawl, Breath 6 reps in 60 s

Front Crawl 3 x 100 m in 120 s, Breath 4 reps in 40 s

Front Crawl 3 x 50 m in 60 s, Breath 4 reps in 40 s

Total: 1650 m

WEEK 6 – DAY 3:
Front Crawl 1650 m

Total: 1650 m

Exercises

References

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