Join Our Training Plan 20K Course

The Training Plan 20K is an 8-month guide to thoroughly prepare your body and mind for an expedition swim of 15 to 25K.

You may not have a long swimming history, and therefore you may not have a whole body system that has  been built around the activity of swimming – and in particular, swimming LONG distance.

This program will aim for a balance between your need to build a ‘base’ of deep preparation and programming into the whole body system and your need to approach this carefully to avoid injuries as you swim into a zone your body and mind have never been before.

This base building requires hundreds of kilometers of swimming. And your body system and tissues require a very gradual process of building and adaptation. That time and distance are a great opportunity for your to hone your technique and your mental environment. You need time and a good plan so that your body and mind will get ready for up to 6 hours of continuous swimming in wild water, and do it without injury to body or mind.


$80 per month for the coach-guided course.

$240 flat fee, paid at start, for the self-guided course if you have already gone through one of our coach-guided courses previously.


8 months.

You may cancel your subscription at any time. Please see the terms.


This course will develop stroke technique, pace control, mental technique, fitness, conditioning habits, open water specific skills and build a more peaceful mental space in which to safely and competently swimming for several hours in open water.



This membership is suitable for those who have strong proficiency in Level 2 skills and can comfortably swim 10 km continuously in open water.


Access to our training library.

Access to the full course practice plan.

Access to your Personal Discussion Zone for coach-guided courses. (Not included in self-guided courses)


Required Equipment

Other than you swim suit, goggles and swim cap (if you prefer), we strongly recommend that you also acquire a Finis Tempo Trainer (between $35 to $50 USD). Many of the assignments in this course will use one. It is one of the best pieces of training equipment you can have in your bag.

You may find one for sale on the site, on, and on Look for one on sale.

And, you will need access to open water for some of your training. This is an open-water specific course, after all!