I think I qualify as a swimmer who cycles
Waterproof MP3 Player - yes I am on my 4th, new dolphin for $ preference 4Gig touch version at the moment. It is OK but have to lock the touch screen while swimming or it can be a bit annoying. Go through headphones quite a bit but have now developed a way of reducing the cable stress. Saltwater seems to deteriorate them faster than other pools.
tracks : girl talk 'All day' - entire album, techno (for sprint work), 80s stuff (for distance/med pace) and some other stuff I have for rhythm work. Oddly Jeff Buckley is sublime in the water (tragic really)
Goggles I am a big fan of engine, my favorites at the moment are called 'freak' and I wear them for anything timed or above 70% work rate, brilliant view especially for breaststroke/butterfly. General training goggles I used to use engine 'rockstar' but have now gone to 'weapon' I should say that the bridge on my nose is pretty narrow so they seem to fit me well, and I favor low profile so they suit my taste. I chew through them a fair bit though turn them over every 3-4 months or sooner depending on visibility.
Some of the guys I swim with love a brand of open water goggle only available from Wiggle, they look chunky & robust. Only drama they have with them is the order comes so slowly that they reckon the next pair has to be on order as soon as the latest delivery arrives.
Speedo short fins
Speedo long kickboard
Narrow pool bouy
engine hand paddles
Where? I train with my coach at King Club Sandringham where I can also use the gym. The pool is salt water & is OK. The best thing about it is that their sister club (also with pool) is just at the end of my street. So I wander up there gear in tow pretty much every night & get a lane. Because the coaches know me they will often put a lane in so I can train undisturbed. The pool up the street is smaller & has no lifeguard and sometimes I can be the only one in there.
Love the water at MSAC when I have swum there it's such a great temperature
Iceburgers yep they are for real, I know a few of them (nice people) and Brighton baths is a great place to join for swim & gym if you can get there
Usual set (uncoached duration 1 - 1.5hrs)
200 kick with board (free)
200 catchup (free)
200 single arm (100L/100R)
200 free breathing every 3
main set (no fins)
200 kick no board easy breaststroke
1km as 100m 70-80% breaststroke / 100m kick with board might do a straight 1.5Km swim if time
May alter main set to have more drills if needed/ or feel like it
Coached set (1hr)
800m warm up
20 x 50m timed 80% or 10 x 100m timed 80% (no draft) off cycle eg 1:45 (free or breaststroke)
4 x 25m sprints at max
200m cool down
may alter to be just drills if water temp too hot, or more distance in main sets if required for meet.
Goals, don't really have any, beat last weeks split and enjoy the water