1000 Meter Swim Workout

Pretend we’re on a beach somewhere warm.  Pretend the sun is shining.  Pretend there is warm sand beneath our toes.  Pretend there’s the most adorable baby you’ve ever seen.  Pretend this baby is wearing nothing but a diaper and a stylish beach hat.  Pretend no longer, because this baby is here.


Minus the whole beach thing.

Instead, let’s talk swim workouts in a pool.  Kind of the same, right? Ehhh.

You see, whenever I post workouts, I usually like to post a picture of myself, or the atmosphere, or something, but for my last (first in awhile) workout, I had nothing.  So I had to improvise and obviously William was the best choice for doing so.  Ya with me?

My last swim workout (swimming boot camp), I was over eight months pregnant and took a picture of myself in a bikini with my big ol’ belly.  This time I opted not to.  No more belly per se, just a beautiful baby, and a much softer midsection.

Aaaaaanyway.  On Saturday I went to the gym for the first time and entered the pool for my first “real” workout since William came.  I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, and once I got going I set my goal of 1000 meters.  However, I generally get bored swimming straight laps in the pool, so I like to mix it up a bit.  This workout will be great for beginners because you can take breaks if needed between laps, but itz also perfect for more advanced swimmers as you can swim for time.  Take a looksie:

1000 meter swim workout

1000 Meter Swim Workout

warm up as needed

Part 1:

  • 100 meters freestyle
  • 100 meters breaststroke
  • 50 meters kick with a kickboard
  • 50 meters pull freestyle with a pull buoy

Part 2:

  • 100 meters freestyle
  • 100 meters breaststroke
  • 50 meters kick with a kickboard breaststroke
  • 50 meters pull breaststroke with a pull buoy

Part 3:

  • 100 meters freestyle
  • 100 meters breaststroke
  • 50 meters kick with a kickboard breaststroke
  • 50 meters pull freestyle with a pull buoy

Part 4:

  • 25 meters sprint
  • Rest 10 seconds
  • Repeat 4 times

cool down as needed

Have you been swimming this summer? For a workout or for fun? At a pool or at a beach?

21 thoughts on “1000 Meter Swim Workout

  1. I swam at my parents a couple of months ago but don’t want to buy another swimsuit just while I’m prego to workout in…though I can’t wait to swim post babies arrival as I think it will be a great workout to start my journey back into fitness!

  2. I swam every day with my first pregnancy, I feel like it helped me stay flexible and keep any swelling at bay. With this pregnancy I’m already on “light duty” so no lap swimming, but a lot of floating!!! I’ve always loved the water!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I used to distance swim all of the time, but I’ve abandoned it for last year or so. You’ve got my wheels turning again Linz…
    PS. Has William been taken into the water yet? Little fish? 😉

  4. Like some of the others here, swimming kicks my butt too often. I prefer a good surf! Perhaps, I’ll give this a try! Swimming is just such good cardio – perfect resistance levels for people of all ages!

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