noun - Base Training is a key element of the Pyramid of Open Water Success. It refers to getting in shape during pre- and mid-season by swimming hundreds of miles through daily and repeated aerobic training sets (e.g., 6,000 – 10,000 meter workouts). This is a basic component of competitive pool training programs.
Pyramid of Open Water Success
The Pyramid of Open Water Success is an open water swimming training concept developed by Steven Munatones. Its purpose is to educate and inspire open water swimmers and coaches to comprehensively prepare themselves or open water swimmers or triathletes to properly train for all aspects of the sport of open water swimming or the swim legs of triathlons.
7 elements of the Pyramid of Open Water Success
- Base Training
- Speed Training
- Distance Tolerance
- Race Specific Training
- Skill Training
- Open Water Acclimatization
- Tactical Knowledge
- Pyramid of Open Water Success on Active.com
- Pyramid of Open Water Success on Human Kinetics
- Seven Essentials of Open Water Swimming Success