Big Shoulders Training Session Begins this week!

This week marks the start of the Lyons Master's first ever training session dedicated to those of you that have taken on the challenge of competing in the open water.

Are you registered for Big Shoulders 5K/2.5K?

Are you registered for any number of the triathlons that are offered later this season?

If you answered "YES!" to either of these questions than you are eligible to join our Big Shoulders Training Group, which follows our normal practice schedule.  Stay tuned to our Masters website for more updates along the way.  Workouts will NOT be posted in advance.

Why not?

When it comes to race day in open water, there are a lot of unknown variables.  What is the water temperature?  Is the lake calm?  How deep is it?  Are there any fish that could eat me?  etc.   So to answer your question on why I am not posting the workouts.....mental training.


See you at the pool!

Coach Steve

Final Week of Summer Session!

Hello Everyone,

This is the last week of our Summer swim session.  Its been a GREAT season, with hopefully some more exciting changes coming in the Fall. I just want to thank everyone for your commitment and hard work.  I continue to be impressed with everything you guys do!

Stay tuned to the blog for updates on the Fall season.

Since the Lyons Masters team's creation, the program's season has run from October to the end of July.  This is not going to change.  However, Lyons Masters is going to be offering a competition specific training program, available to only those who are competing in an Open Water Event,  that will run through Sept 8th.  It will follow our normal practice schedules.   This is the first time we are offering this and there is a chance that we will have to be very adaptable depending on LTHS pool closures to prepare for the upcoming school year.

For more question on this please contact me directly at

The registration for this training program can be found HERE.


Due to Swim Across America and many Summer Swim conference meets our FINAL practice will be on SUNDAY not Saturday from 7-8am.  Please make note of this.

Sunday July 24th from 7:00-8:00am is the FINAL PRACTICE

A printable/downloadable copy of the workout can be found HERE

Week of July 18th

Support A Swimmer

Swim Across America is next week and some of our swimmers need help to raise the minimum $300 to swim. Any donation would be greatly appreciated ($5, $10, $20, etc.). Please help us ensure everyone can swim! Thanks!

Click here to donate: http://www.swimacrossameri​

Week of July 11th

I have found a power supply and internet connection.  I hope our power comes back on soon!

On Thursday evening, Coach Scott Walker will be filling in for me, enjoy yourselves and behave!

You can find a printable/downloadable copy of the workout HERE

Week of July 12

Ohio St Beach on Sunday

Where: Ohio St Beach
When: This Sunday @ 8am
Who: Anyone who wants to practice swimming in the lake

Katy and I will be there unless the weather is stormy.  A little rain doesn't scare us away....

Open Water Meet Up

Who is interested in a Sunday morning swim at Ohio St Beach?  Comment below and lets talk about it on Thursday PM/Saturday Am

I went yesterday morning and it was incredible conditions.  Smooth like glass with water temps in the mid to upper 60's.  I swam in my normal suit with cap and goggles.  It was fantastic!

Wednesday Morning!

Week of July 5th

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Since I know all of you had TOO much fun this weekend, it's time to refocus and get to work!

A downloadable/printable copy of the workouts can be found HERE

Week of July 5th