|Level 4||Level 3||Level 2||Level 1|
|% of our athletes||27.9%||34.5%||28.6%||9%|
|100y||1:50+||1:30 - 1:50||1:15 - 1:30||< 1:15|
|100m||2:00+||1:40 - 2:00||1:25 - 1:40||< 1:25|
|mile||35+ min||30 - 35 min||22 - 29 min||< 22 min|
|70.3||42+ min||37 - 42 min||29 - 36 min||< 29 min|
|IM||1:30+||1:15 - 1:30||58 min - 1:15||< 58 min|
I want to thank you for your support and direction. My swims for Triathlon have been stagnant for the past 10 years! As you could see with my earlier swims.
Since I began competing at AG Nationals about 6 years ago, I’ve qualified for Worlds last weekend I raced NJ State Tri and placed 1st in AG. My swim improved from 33:40 to 31:36.
Since joining TOWER 26, I’ve made consistent improvements going from 25 min 1K to a 17:45 1K time trial. I’ve also taken more than 30s off my 100y. More importantly I’ve become a very confident swimmer. I look forward to the swim and see it as an opportunity to gain time on the field! The coaching staff, especially Gerry have been very supportive and instrumental in my progression!
If you're serious about improving your triathlon swim there is no better program than Tower 26. I wish I could swim with T26 in person, but the subscription plan is the next best option and I recommend it effusively. There is a daunting amount of information (and misinformation) on how to swim well - and having Gerry and his team of coaches cut through the clutter and prioritize what matters and what doesn't is hugely beneficial. The TOWER 26 workouts are no joke, and the online comments and tracking helps to keep me accountable and engaged. I immediately saw results in my swim times and swim confidence and couldn't be happier. If you follow the Tower 26 plan there is no way you won't get faster!
I signed up with Tower26 after being stuck at 1:52 per 100m pace, as part of 100m repeats, for nearly 2 years and only seeing my IM swim time drop from 1:14:00 to 1:12:00. I was swimming between 9k and 11k every week, so volume was not the obvious factor holding me back. Like a lot of triathletes coming from a non-swimming background I was looking for the one secret key that would transform me that everyone else seemed to know. Fast forward almost 12 months and after a lot of hard work with consistency I’m close to holding 1:40 per 100m as part 100m repeats.
What I have learned from the Tower26 coaching program is that there is not one magic key. It is a mix of several contributing factors, that if you dedicate yourself consistently with mindfulness, using the right prescription of workouts you can improve. Best swimming investment I’ve ever made.
Gerry and the Tower 26 program is unlike anything else in the triathlon swimming industry. I believe Gerry has the most in-depth knowledge of the unique requirements of triathletes as it relates to their swim training, and he has an amazing ability to distill that knowledge down to an easy to understand and execute program. In the few months I’ve been on the Tower 26 program I’ve been able to get out of the water fresh enough that I’ve had career-best bikes and runs in every race I’ve done this year.
Over the past year, I feel as though I have taken a master class in triathlon swimming. Through repetition, visualization and focused dedication to studying the content-rich information Gerry presents each week, I have transformed my triathlon swim segment into a powerful tool which sets me up for the best race possible. I credit Gerry and the TOWER 26 program with my qualification to the ITU World Championships.
Gerry has created a world class online coaching program. It has everything you need to become a faster swimmer, including constant feedback from the coaches. My 1k time trial pace has dropped from 1:21/100y to 1:10/100y, and my HIM swim time from ~30 minutes to ~26 minutes, all in one off-season. Tower 26 is truly the best money I've ever spent on triathlon.
I started training as a pool swimmer when I was 9 years old, and have been swimming most of my life. But I had never swum open water seriously before I started training with Tower 26. In just 5 months of training, my 1k time trial dropped 34 seconds, and over the last 14 months of training with Tower 26 I’ve placed on the overall women’s podium in multiple ocean races. After putting in many hours learning Gerry’s philosophy and system, I’m proud to now be a part of the Tower 26 coaching team.
With over a generation of experience, Gerry has a wealth of knowledge. Through seeing technique and training fads come and go, he has been able to discern what truly creates fast triathlon swimmers. He is not partial to any philosophy and is not dogmatic in his approach. I think this is what makes him a highly effective coach. And that's why I've trusted and used Gerry as my swim adviser.
Gerry has created a profound professional foundation of knowledge, focus, attentiveness and genuine care within his world class TOWER 26 program. Not only do you grow and evolve as a swimmer, you learn and understand how to swim smarter. Gerry impacts lives. He sets all of his athletes up for success and his coaching techniques enrich your athletic performance. Gerry's experience, passion and caring personality can lift your swimming stamina and your ability to be properly prepared on race day. He has definitely helped mine!