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10 Swim Workouts for Beginner Sprint Triathletes

These 10 swim workouts are meant for beginner swimmers or triathletes looking to complete a Sprint triathlon. They are divided up by distance...

How to Use Swimming Drills to Improve Your Swim

Drills, drills, and then more drills! One arm drills, kicking drills, body position drills.  There must be a hundred drills out there for improving your...

Improve Your Swim by Determining Your Aerobic Swimming Pace

Regardless of your swimming experience, developing a solid swimming pace for your triathlon competition(s) is essential for a balanced and effective triathlon performance. And...

How to Train for the Swim Portion of the Triathlon

Most triathletes, regardless of their swimming ability or background, feel the only way to achieve swimming speed, in an effort to improve their overall...

7 Wetsuit Tips for Race Day

A list of tips and strategies regarding the triathlon wetsuit for the triathlete on race day The following is a list of tips and strategies...

Do You Need a Wetsuit?

When did we start wearing wetsuits in Triathlon? In the early-to-mid 1990’s, the use of the wetsuit emerged as a source of controversy in the...

Balance and Rotation Swim Drill

The Balance and Rotation drill is an excellent swim drill that helps the swimmer develop balanced freestyle stroke. Before I begin, I want to say...

Closed Fist Swim Drill

The Closed Fist drill is a terrific freestyle stroke drill that helps the swimmer optimize the underwater pull-through. Without even thinking about it, most of...

Touch and Go Drill Swim (Catch-up Stroke)

The Touch-and-Go Swim Drill: Creates a "long" stroke by forcing the swimmer to reach out in front during freestyle. Another bad habit swimmers often fall...

Thumb to Thigh Swim Drill

The Thumb-to-Thigh Drill - a great drill focusing on the underwater pull-through of the freestyle swim. Do you feel like you are swimming endlessly and...

Four Freestyle Swimming Drills that Will Help You Go Faster

The swim leg of the triathlon. Still a huge source of frustration for many triathletes. And understandably so. For swimming is by far the most difficult of...

How To Use the Pace Clock During Your Swimming Workouts

As we discussed in the article Understanding Interval-based Training in the Swimming Pool most of your swim training should be interval-based. Therefore, it is essential for...
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