T26 | POOL SWIMS | Santa Barbara




Designed to provide technical swim instruction, sensible workouts and education that inspires participants and helps triathletes be safe and performance prepared for your triathlon swim.

Coached by: Expert triathlon swim coach and founder of TOWER 26, Gerry Rodrigues, and the TOWER 26 coaching staff.

Coached Session Format:
Start time-10 min: Easy swim (not a hard stroke).
10-20 minutes: Progressive warm-up with technique skill instruction.
20-30 minutes: Understanding intervals, heart rate progression and effort variances.
30 min – conclusion: Seasonal training session with heavy interval emphasis.

You will receive:

  • Swim technique instruction.
  • Training principles and workout coaching.
  • Race specific instruction.

We guarantee:

  • Your swim technique will improve.
  • You will swim faster.
  • You will gain confidence.



This is our largest category of swimmers and triathletes, accounting for 63% of our membership. They need: skill development, general improvement, confidence, effective workouts, and specific fitness. They may be timid or think “I can’t do those workouts.” They receive more hand-holding. None are “Race Ready”. Some are anxious about open water swimming or had negative experiences. We have a place for you!


This athlete has some experience; swimming either solo, or with a Masters group. They account for 25% of our membership. They may have done a triathlon. They are somewhat seasoned, but seeking additional refinements, optimal comfort, effective training, and better stroke mechanics while needing more “Race Ready” prep for pool and open water. We have a place for you!


This group has experience, is skilled, and generally “Race Ready”; they account for 12% or our membership. They are the pros, the competitive age-groupers needing additional coaching refinements for an edge. They can still improve through effective racing strategies and enhancing their athletic IQ in open water and pack tactics. They need optimized training sessions for both pool and open water. We have a place for you!
Must be able to swim 200 yards continuously, breathing to the side with your head in the water.


  • Pull buoy (specific to triathletes)
  • Ankle strap
  • Snorkel
  • Hand paddles (specific to triathlete improvements). No substitutions please
  • Fins (specific to triathletes)
  • Tempo Trainer (for working with swim cadence rates)
  • StretchCordz (specific for strength and power enhancement)
  • FORM goggle (an excellent metric tracker for both athlete and coach).
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Private Instruction

Experience technique improvements and increased confidence for those of all ability levels.
Our world class coaching staff will provide 1-on-1 analysis, technique correction, and recommendations for you to become faster, fresher on the bike, and more swim confident.
Personal Swim Instruction
60 minute Swim Lesson
Underwater Swim Video Analysis
Virtual Review with a Tower 26 Swim Coaching Expert (via Zoom) & Written Analysis

San Marcos High School Pool

4750 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Exit 101 FRWY at Turnpike
Head south (toward Hollister) for approximately 1/4 mile
Turn left (at light) into the San Marcos gymnasium parking lot
Enter the school at the Gymnasium RED doors and walk down the hall
Pool is through the last door on your right
Schedule TBD
Monday: 5:30am – 6:30am
Tuesday: 5:30am – 6:45am
Thursday: 5:30am – 6:45am
Saturday: 9:00am – 10:15am
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