Swimming without a training plan is a bit like trying to drive in a foreign country without a map: you’ll always get somewhere, but the place you arrive may not be where you actually want to be. Without a proper swim plan, your workouts might not lead you towards your goal.

The MySwimPro App offers training plans designed to get you back in swimming shape. Download the App for free on iPhone and Android to subscribe to a training plan that’s right for you!

Get Fit Training Plan Fast Facts:

  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Workouts: 18
  • Average Workout: 1,200 meters = 30 minutes
  • Goal: Swim a continuous 1,500 at the end of six weeks

Who’s it for? You know how to swim, but you are looking for a structured plan to improve your swimming efficiency and endurance.

How does it work? Try to complete 3 workouts per week for 6 weeks resting every other day. The workouts in this plan average 30 minutes. Each workout builds off the one before it. Similarly, every week builds off the prior week, so being consistent will play a large part in how successful you are!

Related: How to Follow a Training Plan in MySwimPro

A training plan is a critical component to the success of reaching your goals in swimming! Here are some additional ways this plan is designed to help you get there.

  1. Time: During the week, you may feel stretched on time. This plan sets all your workouts ahead of time for you; therefore, you are more able to fit them into your hectic schedule than you thought. You’ll know exactly what you’re doing for the week and how long each workout is.
  2. Setting Goals: Having a chart makes makes your goal much easier and attainable Having a goal gives you something to work towards and a plan helps get you there!
  3. Staying Focused: By having a plan ahead of time, you know exactly what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it. One of the worst things that can happen is to only swim when the mood hits you (or not at all). A plan will keep you focused on where you’re going.
  4. Staying Motivated: By adhering to a weekly schedule, you may find that you are staying motivated between and during every session more so than if you didn’t have a plan. Seeing the entire plan laid out in front of you will help visualize success and keep you on track.
  5. Accountability: If you can’t swim with a team or coach, this plan is for you! We are your accountability partners in this journey. A structured plan will keep your schedule in check and accountable to each and every workout.

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So what are you waiting for? Start the Get Fit 6-week training plan and achieve your goals like never before with MySwimPro! Still not convinced, read: Why You Need A Structured Training Plan.

21 thoughts on “6-Week Swim Training Plan To Get Fit

  1. I am a retired want to be swimmer. I have swam most of my life. I have bad knees. Swimming helps me to exercise my lower body. Swimming is boaring sport. I use waterproof headphones an a IPod. Structure is good for most people. My success is swimming nonstop for 1 hr. Yes this fun. Eventually I will use more strokes all strokes.

    1. Hi Eric, so sorry for not getting back to you earlier! If you click on the Train tab, then you’ll see the next workout in your training plan at the top of the screen. Just tap that screen, then you’re ready to complete it! Either take it with you to the pool, or pair a smartwatch and be guided through it on a watch.

      1. I can’t get this to work. I keep hitting “Start Plan” then get an email, but have no idea how to get/load the workouts to my watch. Its not very intuitive.

        1. Hi Emmett, sorry to hear about your troubles you’re experiencing! Are you using an Apple Watch? Once you subscribe to a training plan, open the app on your phone. You should see your 1st workout on the top of your ‘Train’ tab. Open the workout and view it on your phone, then you should open the app on your watch and tap ‘Load Workout’ and it should sync (if your watch is already synced with your account). This guide to the Apple Watch is a helpful resource for starting a workout: https://support.myswimpro.com/hc/en-us/categories/360000347973-Apple-Watch

          If this still does not work, can you please send us an email at support@myswimpro.com? Thank you!

  2. Looks like fun! How does this integrate with the Apple Watch, though? It doesn’t seem to register as a workout when I open the Watch app.

    1. Hi Heather! We have a MySwimPro app for the Apple Watch. Once you download the watch, connect it to your Apple Health Kit and then you’ll be able to be guided through the workout, track your split times, heart rate and other data right on your watch! Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks!

  3. I am a swimmer all my life and now swim, mostly retired. I can do up to 1850 meters in 60 min. I would like to keep trying and achieve 1200 m in 30 min. Great goals.

      1. I can’t see the video in the iPhone App under the “Getting Started” training plan..

        Also, how can I see any videos on the Apple watch when I’m in the pool and my iPhone’s in the locker?


        1. Hi Robert! We are working on getting this fixed today. Let us know if you do not see the update. Sorry about that! As for the videos on the Apple Watch, that is a feature we are working on long-term and might have added in the future! Thanks! 🙂

          1. It’s still a white play button on white ground. I wouldn’t have noticed that there are videos attached to the drill if I haven’t read these comments.

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