Daily Dryland Swimming Workouts #85 – Burpees!

For the past few months, SwimSwam has been posting a daily swimming workout to help inspire swim coaches around the world who are looking for new ideas to try with their swimmers. Since most of the world’s pools are currently closed for business, we wanted to give swimmers and coaches an alternative set of dryland workouts to use to stay fit during the quarantine. These workouts will be designed to be done around the house. Some will use basic equipment, like medicine balls or stretch cords, while others will be all body-weight exercises.

These workouts are provided for informational purposes only.

See more at-home training ideas on our At Home Swim Training page here


As swimmers around the world are preparing for a gradual return to the pool, it’s time to start honing in our dryland workouts with some moves more specific to swimming (though, general fitness will continue to benefit you even once you are back in the water). Today’s workout will hit just about everywhere, thanks to our old friend: burpees.


Today is going to hit all your muscles, so make sure your body is good and warmed up before you begin the workout.

  • 5-10 minutes of stretching
  • Leg swings (front-to-back and side-to-side)
  • 30 seconds arm circles
  • 30 seconds high knees or jog in place


This workout should elevate your heart rate, and keep it elevated throughout the workout. Minimize the amount of time between each exercise.

Round 1

  • 20 regular pushups
  • 15 burpees
  • 20 body weight squats
  • 15 burpees
  • 20 V ups
  • 15 Burpees

Take 1-2 minutes rest before next round

Round 2 

  • 15 clap pushups
  • 15 burpees
  • 12 lunges each leg
  • 15 burpees
  • 60 second plank
  • 15 Burpees

Take 1-2 minutes rest before next round

Round 3 

  • 10 pushup holds (bend arms to 90 degrees + hold for 5 seconds)
  • 15 burpees
  • 10 squat jumps
  • 15 burpees
  • 20 bridges
  • 15 Burpees


It will be important to do plenty of static stretching at the conclusion of this workout. Be sure to get some protein within 30 minutes, and drink plenty of water the rest of the day!

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