# Prime number set

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noun - Prime number sets include Beat the Primes, Hit the Primes, and Prime Number Ladder sets performed during an aerobically-based pool swimming workout. These types of pool swimming sets are tough sets for distance swimmers, triathletes, and open water swimmers.

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## Prime Number Ladder Example

20 x 50 @ :40 with each prime number swum fast (2nd 50, 3rd 50, 5th 50, 7th 50, 11th 50, 13th 50, 17th 50, 19th 50) and the other 50s swum comfortably. This is followed by:

20 x 100 @ 1:20 with each prime number fast (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19). This is followed by:

20 x 200 @ 2:40 with each prime number fast (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19).

The intervals, pacing and distances can be approximately modified for each swimmer.

## Hit the Primes Example

Hit the Primes is a type of pool swimming set that helps reinforce precise pace control. The number, pacing and distance of each swim can be approximately modified for each swimmer.

• 8 x 100 @ 1:30 where the athletes swim exactly at a 1:23 pace for the first 100, swim exactly at a 1:19 pace for the second 100, at a 1:17 pace for 3rd 100, at a 1:13 pace for fourth 100, at a 1:11 pace for fifth 100, at a 1:07 pace for sixth 100, at a 1:05 pace for seventh 100, and finally at a 1:03 pace for eighth 100.

## Beat the Primes Example

Beat the Primes set is similar to the Hit the Primes set.

• 8 x 100 @ 1:30 where the athletes swim faster than a 1:23 pace for the first 100, swim faster than a 1:19 for the second 100, faster than a 1:17 for the third 100, faster than 1:13 for the fourth 100, faster than a 1:11 for the fifth 100, faster than a 1:07 for the sixth 100, faster than a 1:05 for the seventh 100, and faster than 1:03 for the eighth 100.