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Robbie Haywood
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Thanks for your question. Warm up and cool down are as suggested, easy. For all workouts, whether swim, bike or run.

Swimming unlike running is a low impact sport, where we can swim hard pretty much every workout, where if we did that in running we would be picking up injuries all the time.

Some swim workouts include sprints, or fast – and usually have easy recovery too. Hence 4 x 25 as 3 fast, 1 easy; which are 3 all out, 1 recovery.

But for most other swim intervals, we use our guide of ‘as you feel’ which means listen to you body and you decide what is good on that day at that moment. If tired then swim the workouts easy. If you feel good you can push the pace a little. If feeling excellent you can push the pace a lot.

Hope that helps.

Cheers.
Robbie