Raise the Bar Swimming
Coached Swim Workouts
If you are looking to improve your triathlon swimming skills or race times, then investing some time at the pool is a must. RTB’s coached swim workouts are designed to improve technique and build speed and endurance. The workouts are primarily freestyle and include warm-up, drills, main sets, and cool-down. All RTB swim coaches have years of experience in both swimming AND coaching. The workouts are similar to a master’s swim workout program without the requirement of a USMS membership (US Masters Swimming) or a Raise the Bar Membership. Though, an RTB membership will save you 15%.
New in 2019 - We are moving away from signing up for specific days of the week. Instead, you'll sign up for the number of days a week you'd like to swim.
Option 1: 1 swim per week
Option 2: 2 swims per week
Option 3: Unlimited swims
Option 4: Drop-In.
Swimmers aren't required to choose a specific day of the week, and can make up missed swims anytime during the session. (For example, going out of town for a week for work or vacation? Make up those swims at other times during the session)
If you use up your purchased swims before the session ends and want to continue coming, please do - no pre-approval required. You'll be invoiced for those extra swims at your original per-swim price at the end of the session. Swims don't carry over to the next session - so use them up!
RTB members enjoy a 15% discount on package pricing. A team member who pays $119 for a membership gets that back in as little as 4 sessions. Of course there are many other benefits members enjoy which will you can learn about here. Please consider joining Raise the Bar!
Who can swim ??
These workouts is best suited for athletes who can swim 50 yards or more continuously. If you're there or not far from it, sign up!
What to bring?
If you own your own paddles, fins and swim buoy, bring them. If you do not, RTB has extra paddles at the pool and the aquatic center has a limited amount of fins and lots of buoys to borrow. Goggles are a must have and most people use a swim cap as well.
We are not able to offer private lessons at RTB but can connect you with some qualified coaches that can. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Want to give a pool workout a try before signing up for the session? You bet - just show up to a workout and touch base with the coach.
RTB Group Swims
Many team members swim throughout the week at the local athletic clubs with pools. If you're a team member wanting to meet up with other team members to swim, make some noise on the Team RTB Facebook page. Not in that group? Email us and we'll quickly add you.
Current Indoor Workouts:
Open Water workouts happen in the warmer months - listed below are past workouts we expect to return and new ones in the works. Team members can link up through the Team RTB Facebook group.
Lake Sawyer Park, Black Diamond
Lake Meridian Park, Kent
Lake Tapps, Bonney Lake
Crescent Lake, Gig Harbor