Some Masters swim programs don't include workouts geared specifically for triathletes, instead focusing training toward Masters swim meets. I'm sad for those triathletes because a good coach and Masters group can make swimming more enjoyable. In addition to the fun-factor, a good coach can help your swim efficiency and improve your pace.
If you use a coach and the workouts in the column look fun, take a copy to your next swim practice. If you don't swim with a Masters group—no worries—you can still do a couple of my favorite swim workouts on your own or with your swim buddies.