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The Ultimate Ironman/70.3 Online Swim Program


Imagine standing on the start line of the Ironman or 70.3 and feeling excited about the swim... And even better, imagine coming out of the swim feeling amazing and ready to smash your ride and run!

You might have done the Ironman or 70.3 distance before or maybe you've signed up for your first ever long-distance triathlon race, this program is open for anyone keen to improve their swimming.


If you feel stressed just thinking about jumping in the ocean with thousands of others this is the program for you.

The Online Ironman/70.3 Swim Program

  • 20-Week Ironman or 70.3 Swim Program , giving you the skills, fitness and confidence to smash your Ironman or 70.3 Swim (Valued @ $99)

  • Access to the Foundations of Freestyle Online Program to create an efficient and effective stroke (Valued @ $99)

  • Access to Online Swimfit Squad Sessions to start swimming before the 20-week program (Valued @ $239)

  • Private Online Video Analysis to get personalised tips and drills to improve your Freestyle (Valued @ $99)

  • Coaching Support via email to get answers to your swimming questions (Priceless)



Join Now and receive all of the above for only AU$299!

Start the program at any point between 1 year to 20 weeks out from your race. You have access to the Foundations of Freestyle Program and the Online Swimfit Squad for the full year, and you can schedule when you would like to start your 20-Week Online Training Program.

This Ironman Swim Program will give you the confidence to enjoy the Ironman or 70.3 swim and have all the energy left for a great ride and run after.

  • ULTIMATE 70.3 Online Program

    The Ultimate 70.3 Online Swim Program
    Valid for one year
  • ULTIMATE IM Online Program

    The Ultimate Ironman Online Swim Program
    Valid for one year

Welcome to Swimfit!

My name is Irene, or Coach Irene for you :)


I have been a swimmer all my life and after moving to Australia from the Netherlands it was a natural move for me to get into ocean swimming and triathlons. Training outside in beautiful Far North Queensland, what's not to love!


Of course, there was the slight issue of not being a great runner and cyclist, but with the help of an awesome coach, I tackled these issues and completed the Cairns 70.3 in 2014 and 2015.


Especially the first one was a very new and special experience for me, and with the help of my coach and team buddies I loved every second of it. The tears ran down my face when I crossed the finish line, I just could not believe I was capable of finishing a massive race like the Cairns 70.3!

It is now my passion to coach others to smash their Ironman or 70.3 race. I still love competing in long-distance races and ocean swims myself, like the Magnetic Island to Townsville Swim, Lake Barrine Bash, Noosa Ocean Swim and I have just recently completed my first Coolangatta Gold... individual long-course to be precise. Again I totally surprised myself with being able to complete such an iconic race. I would love for you to feel those same feels!

While getting involved in the world of triathlons I had more and more people ask me if I could help them with their swimming. 'You make it look so easy and effortless, I want to swim like you. Could you please help me?'. Of course!

I noticed that the sport of triathlon presents a challenge for most adults getting into it, the swim leg! Besides (school) swimming lessons as a child, they've never learned this skill which is pretty necessary to complete a triathlon of any size.

So back in 2015 I started Swimfit with the goal to help as many adults on their journey to complete a triathlon or ocean swim and master the art of freestyle to get there.

Over the last 7+ years I have coached 100's of people to finish their first triathlon, Ironman, 70.3 or Ocean Swim.


Every person is different but I have learned along the way that there are a few basic fundamentals that, if performed correctly, quickly help you to become an efficient and confident swimmer.

If this sounds like something you need to know more about, this is the program for you my friend!


From 20 Weeks up to 1 Year

Beginner / Intermediate

$299 one-off payment

  • ULTIMATE 70.3 Online Program

    The Ultimate 70.3 Online Swim Program
    Valid for one year
  • ULTIMATE IM Online Program

    The Ultimate Ironman Online Swim Program
    Valid for one year


"An enormous PB for me!"

Words from Clare Z.

2020 & 2021 Swimfit Ironman Program Participant

"I've always trained for swimming on my own, having tried a few swim programs in the past, paid a fortune, and simply been given an enormous list of generic drills and over-complicated technical things to work on - as an age group triathlete aiming for open-water swims, this wasn't for me.


I decided to join a non-committal, once-off Swimfit session with Irene, and was immediately impressed with the way she tailored her advice to each individual (even in group sessions!), explained the purpose of each drill (no more time-wasting drills!), and gave simple, fundamental advice to fix swim stroke with maximum yield (thank goodness for only having to remember 1 thing at a time while swimming!!).


I went from smashing myself in the pool and standing still with my swim times (approx 40mins for the 70.3 distance) to swimming smoother, stronger and more in control of my swim - in the space of 3 months, Irene took me to a 34min swim at Geelong 70.3 last year, which was an enormous PB for me!


I cannot speak highly enough of her passion, professionalism, approachability and knowledge, particularly with open-water swimming. She has literally changed the game of swimming for me and I am so grateful." 

Looking for something even more personal?

  • Private Coaching

    Every week
    Online Coaching
    • Weekly personalised online swim sessions
    • Weekly Coaching catch-up


"I again feel confident in my swim abilities"

Words from Muriel S.

2020 & 2021 Swimfit Ironman Program Participant

"The last time I competed in a long course Triathlon event was more than 25 years ago. A major karate injury sidelined me for many years and progress back to normal running took a long time. Slowly, but surely, I got my running Mojo back. Cycling and swimming were my next targets.


Each year I would watch the Cairns Ironman and decided that participation in the local 70.3 event would be a worthy goal to work towards. 


I signed up to the Ironman program with coach Irene at Swimfit for life, to bring form and distance back to my swimming. The Swimfit program was balanced, challenging and motivating. The video analysis a great idea.


I also made a pledge to participate in the regular Swimfit group at Palm Cove which I enjoy immensely. The other swimmers in the group were positive, supportive and endearing.


Coronavirus swept into 2020 and I made the decision to defer my Ironman 70.3 until 2021 for personal safety reasons.


I highly recommend Coach Irene and her Swimfit Ironman swim program.


I again feel confident in my swim abilities and as long as I continue to do the work, when race day comes around, I know I will be the best I can be.


Thanks Irene"

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