Finding Purpose

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You hear it from almost every single coach: workouts need to have a purpose. At TSC, we agree. Getting into the pool without a set purpose or intention is wasting time. Each workout should have some focus that addresses a need or skill with which you can structure your sets and type of sets around. […]

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Using your Paddle

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One of the cool attachments you can get with the Vasa Swim Erg is the “forearm cuffs.” Instead of using the power paddles, you attach these forearm sleeves to the cables, forcing you to pull not with your hands but with your whole forearms, like you are supposed to in the water. When pulling in […]

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Interview with Age Grouper Martin Boardman – TSC Podcast #94

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In this podcast, Kevin interviews Tri Swim Coach Team 500 member and ambassador Martin Boardman. Here’s what is covered: -Martin’s background and love of triathlons -Training schedule -How he keeps consistent and in shape -Vulcan triathlon experience -His favorite endulgence -Plans for 2015 References: Tri Swim Pro Academy – http://triswimpro.com Please help us out with […]

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Interview with Budding Pro Triathlete Aaron Buchan – TSC Podcast #93

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In this podcast, Kevin interviews Tri Swim Coach sponsored triathlete Aaron Buchan. Here’s what is covered: -Rating & Review contest results -Facebook messages -Aaron’s story References: Aaron’s Cross Training Systems Website: http://crosstrainingsystems.com.au 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_93_aaronbuchan.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Interview with Tri Swim Coach Ambassador Kathy Calabretta – TSC Podcast #92

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In this podcast, Kevin interviews Tri Swim Pro member and ambassador Kathy Calabretta. They cover: -Triathlon background -Why tri? -Training schedule -Key to staying in great shape -Quirks -Racing References: Kathy’s Tri Swim Coach Ambassador Page: http://www.triswimcoach.com/ambassadors/kathy-calabretta/ 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/TSC092_KathyCalbretta.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | […]

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Australian Triathlete Vince Sesto – TSC Podcast #91

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In this podcast, Kevin interviews Tri Swim Pro member and ambassador Vince Sesto. They cover: -Vince’s start in triathlon -Enjoyment of the sport -Training schedule -Tri Swim Coach experience -Key to staying consistent -Eating habits -Upcoming races References: Vince’s Tri Swim Coach Ambassador Page: http://www.triswimcoach.com/ambassadors/vince-sesto/ Please help us out with a rating & review on […]

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Squeezing More Time For Tri Training

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Originally a runner, managing my training time was easy. Soon enough I added swimming and eventually cycling, which added hours to my training week and soon found myself looking for new challenges to push my endurance further. As my training time increased, I looked for ways to spend that time as effectively as possible. I […]

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9 Anti-Hacks For a Better Swim

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Twitter, the blogosphere, and Facebook are full of “hacks”, and we hate it. The reason why that word drives me up the wall is that it implies cutting corners and making short cuts to get better results than if you had taken the consistent, steady, hard work and elbow grease route. If you want results, […]

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Becoming Unbreakable With Kate Galliet – TSC Podcast #89

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On this podcast, Kevin interviews Kate Galliet of The Unbreakable Body and Fit For Real Life. We discussed: -Living with injuries vs. being fit for real life -Becoming unbreakable in different areas of life -Strength training for endurance athletes -Swimming-specific strength training (with marshmallows) -Rehabbing injuries and injury prevention -Common running & biking injuries (feet) […]

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5 Triathlon Race Tips for 2015 – TSC Podcast #87

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On this podcast, Kevin & Chris discuss 5 Triathlon Race Tips for 2015. -New site design -Taking time away from swimming & it’s affects -LAVA Pants -Tri Swim Coach Español -5 Triathlon Race tips: 1. Be more consistent. 2. Time trial 3. Swim analysis 4. Drills 5. Embrace your weakness References: Get LAVA Pants http://www.xterrawetsuits.com/store/index.php/products/lava-pants/lava-pants […]

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Winter triathlon training

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Winter Triathlon Training With American Thanksgiving on Thursday and the build up to Christmas immediately after the last of the turkey has been eaten, the holiday season is upon us. This time of year is packed with office parties, traveling to see family and friends, shopping, and enough sugary treats and temptations to give an […]

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Interview with Fiona Siemelink – TSC Podcast #86

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On this podcast, Kevin interviews triathlete and coach Fiona Siemelink. Here’s what is discussed: -Starting in triathlon in South Africa -Motivation behind triathlon & endurance racing -Personal quests -Balance and triathlon -Surviving cancer -Coaching: What is a good fit? -Triathlon swim tips -Overall fitness levels and racing -Great Ironman races References: Facebook groups: Houston Tri […]

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Interview with Chris Kelly of Nourish, Balance, Thrive – TSC Podcast #85

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On this podcast, Kevin interviews Chris Kelly of nourishbalancethrive.com. Here’s what is discussed: -Rebuilding health and fitness levels -Gut health -Functional medicine -High cortisol levels/broken adrenals -Nutrition- Paleo & training -The importance of sleep -Roland Shoeman, World Record 50M Freestyle -Get tested with Chris – Click here and use discount code ‘triswimcoach’ for half off […]

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3 Triathlon Race Tips + Silverman 70.3 Review – TSC Podcast #84

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On this podcast, Chris and Kevin discuss 3 swim tips to help people achieve an ideal body composition. References: Las Vegas 70.3: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/world-championship.aspx Tri Swim Coach DVD/12-week plans: http://triswimcoach.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://triswimcoach.com/podcast/TSC_084_.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Tri Swim Coach’s 6 Go To Resources for Triathletes

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The internet is a giant mess of raw information, complex scientific studies, outlandish claims, anecdotal evidence, personal blogs, and businesses that claim “to know” the answer–the one thing that your training and life is missing and can turn you from an out-of-shape athlete into the next up-and-coming age grouper. Through some very clever marketing and […]

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Enjoying Labor Day

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In America, the first monday of September is dedicated to “Labor Day.” For many this means a day off of work (ironically), backyard cookouts, the beginning of the school year, and the closing of outdoor pools (unfortunately). The origins of Labor day goes back to when working conditions in factories were dismal and workers began […]

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Swim Balance

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Swim coaches talk a good deal about “balance” in the water, but they rarely talk about what swim balance is and how achieving it can help you. It is one of those vague terms like “metabolic efficiency” that everyone but few are able to define. In the Tri Swim Coach dictionary, balance in the water […]

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Swim Tips For Achieving an Ideal Body Composition – TSC Podcast #83

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On this podcast, Chris and Kevin discuss 3 swim tips to help people achieve an ideal body composition. References: Tri Swim Coach DVD/12-week plans: http://triswimcoach.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://triswimcoach.com/podcast/TSC_83.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Head position in freestyle swimming debate – TSC Podcast #82

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On this podcast, I talk about proper head position in freestyle swimming for triathlon. References: Swim smooth article on head postion: http://www.feelforthewater.com/2012/04/choosing-right-head-position-for-you.html Video with Brenton Ford on Head Position: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYL9UKahAMc The Triathlon Swimming Essentials: http://triswimcoach.com/triathlon-swimming/ 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://triswimcoach.com/podcast/TSC82_.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

The Vasa Trainer

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Recently, I was able to try out the Vasa Swim Ergometer. Vasa trainers are a type of swim bench on which you lie down and stroke like you would in water; it operates and feels very much like a rowing machine except instead of sitting you lie down and instead of a bar that you […]

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The 3 Focus Points for Perfect Swim Form – TSC Podcast #81

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Coach Kevin and coach Chris cover the 3 focus points for perfect swim form, from the blog post:  http://www.triswimcoach.com/the-tsc-three-focus-points-perfect-form/ We cover: 1. Head position 2. Hand entry and position 3. Elbow position Tri Swim Pro membership: Join Tri Swim Pro 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://triswimcoach.com/podcast/The3FocusPointsforPerfectSwimForm.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes […]

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Wetsuit Q&A

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Every year around this time, we at TSC receive a deluge of questions about wetsuits, so I want to spend this week tackling the most common ones: Q: Do I have to buy a wetsuit: A: Ultimately no. For short races like sprint triathlons that happen in pools or typically warm water races like Eagleman […]

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Triathlon Race Prep

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Triathlon Race Prep Triathlon racing season is here! With Ironman Melbourne, Abu Dhabi, Wildflower, and Oceanside 70.3 all scheduled to occur in the coming weeks, chances are your race is right around the corner. Before each race season, I like to do a few things to get my mind, body, and gear ready so that […]

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The Latest in Triathlon Swimming – TSC Podcast #79

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Coaches Kevin & Chris discuss the latest in triathlon swimming. We cover: -Mexico -Tri Swim Coach Latin American expansion -iTunes review -Swimming concepts advancing/Total Immersion -Focusing on “The Glide”, hip rotation, pull, high elbow catch -Minutia (Strokes per minute? Distance per stroke?) What’s important? -Michael Phelps -Using tennis balls in the water Tri Swim Pro […]

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