1km & 2km Swim Plans Courtesy of Swimming NSW & Jarrod Poort

The Cole Classic has 1km & 2km training plans for all abilities, written specifically by 2x Olympian and Australian open water champion Jarrod Poort. Jarrod represented Australia at the 2012 Olympics and more recently in the 2016 RIO Olympics for the 10km Marathon swim. Last year Jarrod couldn't race but this year come February 5th he will be lining up on the start line to swim alongside you!


Jarrod Poort, Rio Olympian

Jarrod Poort, Rio Olympian

A few things you might not know about Jarrod Poort.

Age: 22

Resides: Wollongong, NSW

Event: Distance Freestyle, specifically the 10km Marathon. Australian National Swim Team member since 2012

Swimmer Number: #722

Biggest Achievement: Representing Australia at 2 Olympic Games

Club: West Illawarra Aquatic Swim Club and Bronte Surf Club

Favourite Races: Australian Open water Championships, Bondi to Bronte Ocean swim, Cole

Classic 2km, Wollongong Splash n Dash, Maui Channel Swim.

Holiday: Hawaii, or Malta

Food: Pizza

Quote to live by: Think in years, plan in months, work in days.

5km Swim Plans Courtesy of Vlad Swim

The Cole Classic has 3 training programs for the new 5km Ocean Swim to suit different ability levels, courtesy of Vlad Mravec, Head Coach and founder of Vlad Swim.

Vlad has a Masters Degree in Physical Education as well as being a qualified swim and open water coach. Based in Sydney, he has coached swimmers from complete beginners to elite distance athletes.  

He has a clear understanding of how to structure training programs and plan for specific endurance swim events and over the past 5 years has helped swimmers achieve amazing goals including 30 solo crossings of the English Channel, 70 solo crossings of the Rottnest Channel, 3 solo crossings of the Catalina Channel and 50 swimmers completing the Bondi South Head Roughwater Swim.  

His training plans are focused on developing both technique and fitness levels. Find out more about Vlad here.

If you would like to test your ocean fitness before the event, or have your competency level approved by an official coach, Vlad Swim is offering all registered swimmers access to 1 free long distance session in the lead up to the Cole Classic. Simply choose from the list of locations on the website and go along with your Competency Form ready to be signed.