Testing Not Guessing

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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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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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Winter Training Pitfalls

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Many 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 winter […]

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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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Fixing Imbalances

Posted Kevin Koskella 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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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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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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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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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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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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