I have been training using Ben’s swim programmes for a number of years and found them great. They have the right mix of easy and hard workloads, and the differing paces of the sets ensure that you are working across a range of speeds and intensities. While swim programmes can seem repetitive I never find that is the case with Ben’s programmes and even on days when my motivation is low there is always a challenge to get up for.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have been included in a squad for which Ben prepares the sessions (along with trying to keep up with Ben himself!). Ben’s sessions are fantastic. They provide variety and keep us all challenged. He has an ability to structure sessions so that we are challenged and motivated and time passes quickly. When I was racing I was able to progress from a novice swimmer, to a front pack Ironman swimmer whilst swimming with Ben and the squad. I have now taken a step back from racing, but still thoroughly enjoy Ben’s sessions which I complete 3 times per week. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ben’s squads, and also his sessions to anyone who wants to enjoy their swimming but also make some serious swimming gains!