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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Winter is coming

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John Snow was right: winter is coming. And with it, shorter days, colder temps, and less weekly training volume. Usually, this would mean a loss of fitness. This winter though, I challenge you to actually emerge from the off season lighter, stronger and potentially faster without having to the do summer, in-season volume. The key […]

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So you want to do an Ironman?

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Many athletes get into triathlon after watching the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. For many triathletes, after watching this epic race, they want to bump up their race distance and do a full triathlon. Both these reactions are completely justified; Kona is one of the most amazing spectacles of human perseverance, determination, and fitness. […]

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Late Season Adjustments

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September and October mark the end of the northern hemisphere’s racing season. By this time, many triathletes are both physically and mentally ready to throw in the towel and begin their offseason especially those who have been racing since the end of March and April. These final races can still be personal bests though with […]

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Interview with Gary Hall Sr. – TSC Podcast #96

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In this podcast, Kevin interviews Gary Hall, Sr. of The Race Club. Here’s what’s covered: -21 Day Challenges in Tri Swim Pro -Gary Hall Sr. background -How to accomplish varying goals -Triathletes, masters, and age group swimmers -Mindset – “I am a swimmer” -Body limitations & core strength -Minimizing drag and maximizing propulsion -Hip driven/Shoulder […]

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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