Swimming Triathlon

What Are Some Ways To Measure Effort In The Water?

Everyone knows that big, old clock sitting on the side of the pool deck. The one that moves double-time during your rest interval and looks like it’s wobbling a little bit after your 6×200 main set? If you’re a triathlete who trains in the pool, there are times when you probably feel like a slave […]

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Inspiration Swimming

The Research Behind the Mindset of Super Champions

The 5 Keys to Being a Super Champion The research published included a series of interviews and questionnaires with a group of 54 athletes. They included top achievers (“super champions”), champions and “almost champions.” There were several things that made the top performers stand out above the rest: 1. Fierce desire to overcome challenges. Whether […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

SwimRun Injuries

SwimRun injuries are part and parcel of training and taking part in races. Like any sport, there is always a risk of something happening that may result in an injury of some sort. Let’s look at the most common risks, and how to minimise them. Some types of injury may be obvious, while others may be […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

3 TIPS ON HOW TO PLAN AN EFFECTIVE WORKOUT EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE MUCH TIME

For amateur and master-swimmers: How to make your workout more effective. Useful tips on how to optimise a workout program. Despite the training season already started a few weeks ago, it’s never too late to improve your preparation strategy. If you are a professional swimmer, your workout plan will obviously be planned by your coach, […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

9 FREESTYLE SWIMMING TIPS TO SAVE ENERGY

As with any endurance sport, swimming is all about getting from start to finish as fast and efficiently as possible. Of course, this is easier said than done, and countless swimmers and triathletes have spent their careers optimizing their form and technique for this exact reason. Swimming, especially the freestyle swimming stroke, is surprisingly complicated. […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

10 BACKSTROKE DRILLS FOR YOUR NEXT PRACTICE

Backstroke is a unique swimming style that many people avoid due to the body position backstrokers must maintain. The stroke may seem very different from the popular front crawl stroke performed during freestyle swim events, but with knowledge of proper backstroke technique, plus backstroke drills for training, you can come a long way to improve […]

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Swimming Training

Improve Your Butterfly With This Dryland Workout

Here’s how to maximize the physical qualities needed to swim butterfly Swimming butterfly requires power, rhythm, and body position. If you’re missing one of these ingredients, this stroke can become an immense challenge. Here’s a dryland routine that can help you improve the physical qualities needed to swim the stroke. Warm-up Warming up before a […]

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Self Endurance Swimming

THE RECOVERY PHASE – SWIM DRILLS FOR ENDURANCE

The recovery is the part of your stroke that starts when your hand exits the water and ends when your hand re-enters the water. During this phase, you should, well. Recover. That said, you should be relaxed from your shoulder all the way down to your fingertips. THE OFTEN FORGOTTEN PART OF YOUR STROKE Nothing […]

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Swimming Training

When to Breathe in Freestyle and Butterfly Sprints

When and how often depends on the race and your needs For many years, coaches have talked about limiting breathing in freestyle and butterfly sprints. But is it a good practice for Masters swimmers to follow? Although it would be nice to have a one-size-fits-all answer, the reality is that it’s different for everyone. There […]

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Swimming Training

The Three Ways to Swim Faster

Maximizing propulsion, minimize resistance, and swimming with great timing are key to swimming fast For swimmers of any age to improve, they need to know exactly what to work on to improve their technique. This series will distill swimming down to its critical components, focusing on what really matters. Although it doesn’t seem like it, […]

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