The AGUA Masters program runs three seasonal training plans per year. Our focus is supporting each individual’s goals. As a team, we host two swim meets and support many other events, including triathlons and open water competitions. Our workouts help members reach their target fitness level, maximize performance, build confidence, and above all, meet great people and have fun swimming.
Long Course Season: Competitive/Triathlete/Open Water/Fitness (May through August)
Training focuses on long course, open water, fitness, and triathlon-type swimming. Workouts improve endurance, build VO2 max, and advance pacing. Athletes compete at the US Masters Swimming (USMS) National Championships in August and several open water events throughout the summer. We take the last two weeks of August off for pool maintenance.
Short Course Meters Season: Fitness/Aerobic Base/Technique (September through December)
Training targets competitive swimming and fitness, building toward our home meet, which is hosted in December at our Upper East Side campus. We focus on endurance, pacing, VO2 max, and stroke technique.
Short Course Yards Season: Competitive/Fitness/Triathlete (January through May)
Training focuses on competition swimming. We kick off the year with the USMS One-Hour Postal Swim and conclude this portion of the season with USMS Nationals. Then, we celebrate by escaping NYC for our annual training trip in a tropical climate. During the competitive swim season, we focus on VO2 max, sprints, and race strategy.
Daily Workout Theme
Each day has a training theme that is consistent across all practices. Themes include: IM/stroke, kick/pull, distance, sprint, and stretch. View the practice schedule to see each day's theme here.