Swim resources

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Getting out of the pool and into open water can invigorate your triathlon experience, but it’s a brave new world when there are no longer lanes, walls, and a controlled environment. Follow these tips to best navigate the great, big blue. Hang Back. Unless you expect to be in the front pack of the [...]

Why wear a wetsuit in triathlon? Two simple reasons: To stay warm and to improve your swimming. First, the heat. Official rules allow participants to wear wetsuits if the water temperature is 78 degrees or lower; if the water temperature is between 78.1 - 83.9 degrees, competitors may wear wetsuits but will not be eligible for awards. [...]

Coaches Corner: Everybody in the Pool! Of the three sports in triathlon, swimming has the most technical component. Efficiency and proper form will take you much further than simply having good swim fitness. Because water is more dense and thick than air, your body creates a lot of drag moving through it. Becoming streamlined and efficient [...]

These videos are the drills found on the SWIMMING DRILLS page of your training plan, plus a few others we like. Fingertip Drag Drill Why: To focus on high elbows + hand position during the recovery phase of your stroke. How: Swim normal freestyle except your fingertips never leave the surface of [...]