Swim

Three Technique Cues to Improve Your Triathlon Swimming

I like to think of swimming technique as being comprised of three broad categories: Horizontal Body Position: think of your body as a horizontal tube moving through the water. You want this tube to be long and with the smallest diameter possible, ie, punching a very small hole through the water with nothing sticking out…

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#ENTriChat "Triathlon Swimming"

December 15, 2014 housed yet another Twitter Chat. This being the last chat of the 2014 year, we focused on “Triathlon Swimming” with sponsor Total Immersion giving away prizes to the chat attendees, it was a great way to end the year! For more information on our swimming education, download our FREE Swimming e-book Link…

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Why Swimming Year-Round Can Be Hazardous To Your A Race

Swimming holds a unique space in triathlon. It’s the shortest of all three distances on race day, yet it often holds the highest level of stress. From our perspective as coaches, swimming is also the most costly training activity you can engage in. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you implement a swimming ban in…

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Three Insider Tips for Racing Lake Placid

Lake Placid is one of the crown jewels of the North American Ironman® circuit. It has something for everyone, from a great course to race on to a beautiful backdrop for your friends and family to enjoy their trip as well. But it’s still an Ironman, and it’s still going to try and put the…

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Seven Swimming Technique Keys Revealed

You’re a triathlete — fit, strong and lean. You’ve been swimming 3- to 5-times a week, racking up the yards. You’re getting fitter and faster…you’re psyched. Then one day you have a scheduling conflict and drop in on the evening Masters with the age group kids next to you…and you’re getting smoked by 12-year-old kids.…

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Age Group Triathlon Swimming Review and Drills

I just ran one of our local swim clinics for Endurance Nation members and fans here in Providence, RI (join our newsletter to stay up to date on all EN events!), and it was awesome on many levels. Great to connect with our growing Team, great to see them pushing their limits, and great to…

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Return on Investment Series, Part II: The Swim

Triathlon swim start In Part I of this series we introduced you to the concept of using “Return on Investment” to make decisions on how you invest your limited resources of time, headspace, Spousal Approval Units, and money towards triathlon training. These constraints are simply part of being an Age Group triathlete. To help you…

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Four Secrets of the Long Course Swim Revealed

BOOM! And so begins perhaps the most unique spectacle in all of endurance sports — the Ironman swim start. Nearly 2500 bodies and 5000 arms and legs churning the water to start a 140.6 mile day. Below are our tips for surviving, and excelling at, the Ironman swim.

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