Fall in love with swimming to get faster

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Triathlon coaches hear this all the time: “I just want to survive the swim” “Once I get on the bike, I will be fine” “I suck at swimming” “I have a love-hate relationship with the water. I love it because it makes me a triathlete; but I hate it because it’s swimming” “Thank goodness the […]

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Training with a tempo trainer is ruining your stroke

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Many websites, swim coaches and programs recommend that beginner swimmers train with a tempo trainer (i.e. a “wetranome”) to help them find the ideal stroke rate. This little device goes underneath your swim cap and beeps every time you “should” take a stroke. In theory, this is supposed to help swimmers get their stroke rate/cadence […]

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The Breathing Solution To Swimming With Coach Dominic Latella – TSC Podcast #119

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Download this episode     In this episode of the TriSwim Coach Podcast, Kevin interviews top US swim coach and breathing expert Dominic Latella for the second time (see episode 111 for Dominic’s first appearance on Tri Swim Coach). Dominic has now discovered a new way of breathing that has been really effective with his swimming students, allowing […]

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Transformation Through Triathlon With Michelle Dinsdale – TSC Podcast #118

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Download this episode     In this episode of the TriSwim Coach Podcast, Kevin interviews age group triathlete Michelle Dinsdale.  Currently as a health coach, she now helps people from all walks of life transform their bodies and improve their energy so that they can get more done in less time. Topics discussed in this episode: Her background and what […]

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The coaching world has a HUGE PROBLEM

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The coaching world has a HUGE PROBLEM. It happens in swimming, triathlon, running, cycling, weight training, fitness….. almost every sport. It ruins athletes, breaks down their motivation, and destroys seasons. The problem is that coaches design programs around them not you, the athlete. Even if you are self coached, you are not immune. Many coaches design […]

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Swim Slow To Go Fast

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By Dominic Latella The Swim Box It’s always much easier to swim fast, it’s just not maintainable for more than 25 or 50 yards. Learning to swim slowly is what’s really hard, and it’s what most, if not all, swimmers need to do in order to learn to control what they’re doing. Swimming fast provides […]

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Swim Outside The Box With Dominic Latella of The Swim Box – TSC Podcast #111

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Download this episode     Coach Dominic Latella is the only US Masters Swimming (USMS) Level 4 (the highest certification available) certified coach in VA. He is an instructor for USMS Certifications and the USMS Adult Learn to Swim program. He is the owner and lead instructor of SwimBox, where they specialize in swim lessons for people of […]

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Not All Swim Training Is Equal: How To Train For Your Level – TSC Podcast #110

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Download this episode     Topics discussed in this episode:  Swimming training plan for beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmers importance of swim drills overcoming fear of water and swimming better breathing watching YouTube videos to help improve your technique when to incorporate more intensity interval training swimming sprints vs. distance fixing bad swimming habits building endurance yoga & strength […]

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Overcoming Adversity and the Transformational Power of Sisu with Emilia Lahti – TSC Podcast #109

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Download this episode     Emilia Lahti (MSc, MAPP) is a researcher and social activist, whose life mission is to simply be a catalyst for human connection, compassion and non-violence. She has given talks at Stanford, UC Berkeley and TEDx, as well as at Singularity University at NASA Ames, where she studied futurism and exponential technology. Her […]

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Testing Not Guessing

Posted Chris Articles, Newsletters

What can be measured can be improved, as the old adage goes, and that is certainly true for the swim. Testing allows you to track progress, look for limiters, and sharpen your mental game. Since not all tests are created equal nor complimentary to your goals as an athlete, I am giving you three different […]

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Is high level triathlon training healthy? – TSC Podcast #108

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Download this episode     Questioning “Is advanced & high Intensity triathlon training healthy”? In this episode, Brad Kearns, host of The Primal Endurance Podcast, joins Kevin & Chris in a discussion on the health benefits and health factor of high level triathlon training. They discuss: Balancing health and fitness Stress management Sleep & Circadian Rhythm Genetic […]

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The “Inbetween Zone”

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In between Christmas and New Years might be the oddest fitness week of the year. Many people are coming out of a stressful holiday run up full of work parties, last minute shopping, travel, family gatherings, tantrums (from kids and adults alike), and an endless supply of sweets, alcohol, and rich, dense foods. However, the […]

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The Wim Hof Breathing Method with Andrew Harper – TSC Podcast #107

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Download this episode     In this episode, Kevin interviews Andrew Harper, a Tri Swim Coach member and age group triathlete from Virginia. They discuss: Transitioning from running to a triathlon How Andy improved his swimming skills Proper breathing techniques What is the Wim Hof method Benefits of using the Wim Hof method in triathlon training Eating clean Links & […]

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Overcoming Addiction & Becoming a World Champion with Karlyn Pipes – TSC Podcast #106

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Download this episode     In this episode, Kevin interviews Karlyn Pipes, an International Swimming Hall of Famer, motivational speaker and the author of The Do-Over, a memoir about her struggles and victories with addiction. They discuss about how to become a swimming world champion: Why Karlyn wrote her book, The Do-Over What it was like for her […]

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How to train for a triathlon when you’re a busy professional – with Triathlon Taren

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Tri Swim Coach Podcast #105 In this podcast, Kevin interviews Taren Gessell, Triathlon Taren of Youtube fame. They discuss: -Becoming Triathlon Taren -Most popular triathlon topics -Beginner swimmers training for triathlon -Triathlon as a lifestyle -Brick workouts -Maffetone Method advantages -Guide to Triathlon Swimming for busy professionals References Taren’s Website – http://triathlontaren.com Triathlon Taren on Youtube Triathlon […]

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Winter Training Pitfalls

Posted Chris Articles, Newsletters

Many beginner triathletes have the great goal of improving their swim over the winter, but when spring comes they are usually disappointed with their improvements especially in the open water. Why? I have picked apart several training plans and traditional, typical programs to find the most common mistakes that are slowing your swim gains during […]

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Global Swimming Summit: Sneak Preview (Audio Podcast)

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In this podcast, Kevin discusses the ongoing Global Triathlon Swimming Summit, how to sign up, and plays a highlight reel of the free online conference. References Register for the Global Swimming Summit: http://globalswimmingsummit.com Please help us out with a rating & review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tri-swim-coach-triathlon-swimming/id306454334?mt=2 http://traffic.libsyn.com/triswimcoach/TSC_GSS_AudioHighlights.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Joci Goggle Review

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There is a glut of goggles on the market all claiming to be different and special. From the wide scuba like masks that claim 140 degree vision to the minimalist, old school socket rockets, whatever your preference/goal is there is a goggle for it. Since everyone has different facial structures it is hard to rate […]

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Are Drills Overated?

Posted Chris Articles, Newsletters

Drills are actually a pretty controversial topic among swimming and triathlon coaches. Some, like Brett Sutton and Matt Dixon, both of whom have coached numerous Olympiads and Ironman Champions between see drills as unimportant for becoming a better swimmer in fact it is better to spend your time with intensity. Matt Dixon goes as far […]

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Being a Fit Triathlete

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In this podcast, you can learn how to become a fit swimmer. Kevin discusses the upcoming Tri Swim Coach webinar, The Fit Triathlete. The 4 pillars of optimal health & fitness for triathletes include: 1. Psychology 2. Nutrition 3. Rest/recovery/sleep 4. Workouts Reference – Signup for the webinar at http://thefittriathlete.com Please help us out with […]

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Sinking Legs revisted

Posted Chris Articles, Newsletters

One of the biggest sources of frustration for beginner swimmers and coincidentally the most common form error next to crossing over is sinking legs. It has been a while since we have addressed this and since we have received so many questions like “why do i sink when i swim”, “why my legs sink when […]

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Fixing Imbalances

Posted Chris Articles, Newsletters

If you look at many age group athletes’ stroke, you might notice that it is slightly imbalanced as if they were limping through the water. One arm might extend a little further, pull a little quicker, or recover across the water faster. Moreover, many of these same athletes get out of the water complaining that […]

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5 Tips To Get You Ready For Race Season – TSC Podcast #100

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In this podcast, Kevin and Chris discuss the 5 tips to get you ready for race season. Points discussed: -High elbow catch blog post: http://triswimcoach.com/high-elbow-catch 1. Plan 2. Intensity 3. Simulate 4. Get outside 5. Nutrition References: Tri Swim Coach plans on Training Peaks: http://www.triswimcoach.com/training-plans/ Mark Sisson interview on Tri Swim Coach: http://www.triswimcoach.com/fl099-primal-endurance-with-mark-sisson/ 3 Swim […]

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Primal Endurance With Mark Sisson – TSC Podcast #99

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In this podcast, Kevin interviews Mark Sisson, former Ironman triathlete turned primal, and head of marksdailyapple.com. We went over some of the highlights of his new book, Primal Endurance. Points discussed: -Mark’s history as an endurance athlete -Injuries and maladies -Marksdailyapple.com origins -Low carb/paleo/primal endurance -Problems with endurance sports & health -The Black Hole & […]

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Power in Swimming

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Although power meters were first introduced in 1989, over the past 10 years, they have crept into cycling and triathlon training and become the gold standard of metrics. Training with power has the power to transform your training and set new PRs in endurances races. Monitoring watts and training in specific zones prevents burn out, […]

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New Year, New Swimmer?

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Chances are that you or one of your friends has made a resolution for the new year, and chances are that that resolutions either involves health (nutrition, weight loss, six pack abs) and/or swimming. Honestly, it is great that you have made that resolution. It shows that you recognize something is missing or lacking in […]

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The Sugar Free 70.3

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It’s difficult not to get caught up in the hype when you race an IRONMAN 70.3 branded race. There’s a sense of “bling” about the event. You’re made to feel like you are really achieving something really special, so I was impressed with my first ever IRONMAN branded 70.3 race in Ballarat, Australia. I was […]

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Setting Goals

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So what are you going to do next? So many people have asked me that in the last few weeks. Competing for Canada at World’s has been the goal for the last two years. First there was the qualification for World’s and then there was the actual competition itself. Now that it finished the obvious […]

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Interview with Chris Ritter – TSC Podcast #98

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In this podcast, Kevin interviews Chris Ritter, strength trainer at http://rittersp.com. Points discussed: -Chris’ background -Working with Cullen Jones, Olympic Gold Medalist -Strength training for distance swimmers & triathletes -Hinges, squats, and shoulder injuries -Problems with sitting -Maximizing your workouts -When to do strength training -Stretching -Bilateral breathing -High elbow catch -Sun Yang’s stroke -Ritter […]

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No More Sugar!

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Back in September the Team 500 Challenge for TriSwimPro was to remove all sugar and processed carbohydrates from your diet. The funny thing is that after all the stress and pain I have put my body through in training and races, this challenge just seemed like something I couldn’t to do. You see, I have […]

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Tri Swim Signature Series

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November 2015 is a very special month for Tri Swim Coach. It marks our 10-year anniversary of promoting triathlon lifestyle and training our athletes with the latest triathlon swim training and information! Tri Swim Coach is built upon the idea that everyone should be able to participate in triathlons, from individuals who have never swam […]

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Interview with Chloe McCardel – TSC Podcast #97

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In this podcast, Kevin interviews world class marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel. Points discussed: -Chloe’s background -Disadvantages of being a triathlete -Why distance open water swimming/life lessons -English Channel crossings and spiritual experiences -Swimming with sharks -What Chloe thinks about while swimming -Cravings while swimming -Nutrition -World records -Cuba to US swim & box jellyfish -Never […]

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