Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes, 2nd Ed.


Swim Speed Workouts, 2nd Ed. provides new workouts, new drills, and a 16-week training plan to build all-new levels of freestyle swimming speed.

By Sheila Taormina

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In Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes, 2nd Ed., coach Sheila Taormina updates her best-selling swim workouts program with new drills, more technique instruction, and updated coaching tips. The updated Swim Speed Workouts applies the principles of Taormina’s best-selling Swim Speed Secrets, 2nd Ed. so swimmers and triathletes can get in the pool and get fast.

What’s new? With new drills, more technique instruction, and additional coaching tips, the updated Swim Speed Workouts program is meticulously designed to build your freestyle speed one crucial step at a time. Over 16 weeks, swimmers and triathletes will swim challenging, dynamic workouts to perfect the essential elements of world-class swim technique. Each waterproof workout card incorporates the Olympic swimming drills, kick sets, and drylands that develop speed in the world’s fastest swimmers. Athletes will improve their stroke and speed by mastering key elements such as hand entry, hand speed, high-elbow catch, underwater pull, stroke finish, core drive, and propulsive kick.

Swim Speed Workouts unlocks the secrets to swimming performance, building up swimmers and triathletes to breakthrough swim speed.

For more Swim Speed articles, reader questions, drill videos, tips on swimming technique, FAQs, and favorite drills of elite swimmers, please visit the Swim Speed Series page here.

Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes (Updated Edition)
Sheila Taormina
Waterproof workouts and drills cards, waterproof instruction booklet, and carrying case.
Four-color interior with 50 waterproof workout cards.
5″ x 7″ x 1″, 142 pp., $39.95, 9781948007023

How to Use This Kit

The Pull: High-Elbow Catch Phase, Diagonal Phase, Finish Phase
Serape Core Drive
Key Swimming Muscles
Timing, Rhythm, and Momentum

The Hard Work and the Rest

Tool Kit
50 Workouts

Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 7.125 × 5.125 × 1.125 in
Preview book.

Swim Speed Workouts is the pool version of in-home workout videos. The cards can be used by beginning to experienced swimmers or triathletes training independently of a coach, or provide easy illustrations of drills and tubing exercises for coaches to share with their swimmers.

USA Swimming’s SPLASH magazine

Freestyle gone funky on you? Stuck in a rut where you can’t seem to get faster? Swim Speed Secrets could be the cure for the freestyle blues. Master swimmers and coaches at every level can learn something from this book…Both the book and [the Swim Speed Workouts] training program are outstanding.

USMS Swimmer magazine

Sheila T. is just 5’ 2 but she swims like she is 6’ 2. We still use her as a model for our swimmers today on how to swim the strokes.

Jack Bauerle, Team USA Olympic Swim Coach and Head Coach of the University of Georgia swim team

With Sheila’s help, you can stop swimming for survival and start swimming like a pro.

Laura Bennett, 2010 ITU #1-ranked swimmer, four-time ITU World Triathlon Championship medalist, Olympian, and two-time U.S. triathlon champion

Four-time Olympian Sheila Taormina took the lessons she taught in her recent book Swim Speed Secrets and developed a 16-week workout plan in the new Swim Speed Workouts

Triathlete magazine

Sheila Taormina’s ideas on swimming have influenced me and my swim coaching more than anyone else. Her knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm are unmatched.

Siri Lindley, ITU Triathlon World Champion and coach to triathlon world champions and Olympic medalists

Sheila possesses a great depth of knowledge and passion about swimming that she has often shared with me and many other athletes.

Leanda Cave, ITU Triathlon World Champion and ITU Long-Distance Triathlon World Champion

As a lifelong coach, the four-time Olympian shares what she’s learned with clarity and authority, explaining all of the small details that go into mastering freestyle.

LAVA magazine

Sheila Taormina may be the greatest athlete in the modern Olympic era. She’s the only person I know who has made four Olympic teams in three different sports.

Jim Richardson, Head Coach of the University of Michigan women’s swim team

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