Coach Blythes Swim Workouts are appropriate for the self-coached swimmer and triathlete, as well as for coaches looking for workout content for the athletes they train. The third book in the series, called "Challenge Workouts for Advanced Swimmers" contains 100 advanced level workouts that focus on speed and yardage, with specific workouts for freestyle, individual medley, sprint and distance swimming. The workouts in this book use pace work, descending and building sets, and goal swims, that total up to 6,000 yards/meters. Each workout is accompanied by a Personal Challenge to meet advanced training goals through controlled exertion, and improved pace and recovery time.
Blythe Lucero has been coaching swimming for more than 25 years. She currently oversees two teams, Berkeley Aquatic Masters, and Berkeley Barracudas, where she brings her passion for swimming to the development and training of swimmers of all ages, from novice to world class. Blythe grew up in Berkeley, California, in a large athletic family. She swam competitively in her youth, achieving All-American status in college. In addition to coaching swimming, she trains Water Safety Instructors for the Red Cross. She also works as a professional graphic designer. The three book series "Coach Blythes Swim Workouts" follows the successful book "The 100 Best Swimming Drills" published in 2007, and "Masters Swimming - A Manual" published in 2006.