A Workout Perfect for the Holidays


(OK, be honest, who cringed?)

Yes, in case you haven’t turned on the radio/TV/Internet browser or looked outside, ” ‘Tis the Season.”  This “Season” was once known as “The 12 days of Christmas.”  Today, however, I think we can say that the “Season” may also stand:

  • “The 12 weeks of Sales,”
  • “The 12 days of Cookies,”
  • “The 12 nights of Office Parties”
  • “The 12 days of Eating!”
  • “The 12 Hours of Traffic!”

Regardless of what your Holiday looks like, I’m betting it’s low on “water time.”

Do yourself a favor and get your body moving.  Stress can wreak havoc on anyone’s physical and psychological wellbeing – especially during this wonderful and pressure-filled time of the year.  I mean – that NYE Dress or Suit is less then two week away!

This 30-40 minute workout can be tailored to fit any time constraint.  Use it as a blueprint for an efficient and effective workout.  Can’t make it over 1000 yards yet?  No problem.  Do what you can and feel proud about the work you accomplish.

Focus:  An effective workout that works with a holiday schedule

Total time: 30 – 40 minutes


  • 400 Swim – Choice
  • 4 x 50 Kick, no board (25 easy/25 hard) Rest: 0:20 sec

Main Set:

  • 10 x 100 Freestyle – Hold/maintain your pace – Rest: 0:20 sec
    • Limited Time?  reduce the numbers of 100’s (6 x 100 Free or 8 x 100 Free) and continue with the workout.
  • 4 x 25 Streamline Kicking under water – Rest: 0:30 sec
    • (use either dolphin or freestyle kick)
  • 4 x 50 Swim, IM order – Rest: 0:20 sec

Warm-down: 200 Easy

Total Yards: 2100 meters/yards

Keep on Swimming,

Coach Meg