Panic in a triathlon swim?

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Don’t panic in a triathlon swim Do you experience a sensation of panic when you put your face in the water? Has this stopped you from competing in a triathlon, or freaked you out in a race? Well you are not alone! In fact, many beginner swimmers feel this sense of panic when they attempt […]

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Can snorkels help your swim?

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Can snorkels help your swim? When should you use them? How often? I’ve always understood the benefits to swimming with a snorkel, including the ability to improve body position while maintaining a smooth breathing pattern, as well as increasing VO2 max (maximum capacity to transport and utilize oxygen during incremental exercise). However, I was relucntant […]

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27 Tips for Triathlon Swimming

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I’m getting ready to release our newest product and just for a little “warm up” gift, I’m giving away my “27 Tips” pdf file, located at www.triswimcoach.com/tipscollection.pdf This is a collection of tips I from the Tri Swim Coach newsletter over the past couple of years. I’m only giving this away for the next 7 […]

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Train Fast to Swim Faster?

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Swim Faster By Training Faster? A lot of swim training mythology comes from trying to use age group coaching techniques and methodologies for kids training for pool races (generally sprints and controlled sprints), and applying them to triathlon swim training. While there is overlap, the focus for triathlon swimming training needs to be different. A […]

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Maximize Your Pool Time

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You’ve got 30 minutes to grab a quick swim workout…how can you get the most out of your time spent in the pool? Maximize yards or drill work? Depending on where you are in your training, you may want to consider a format like this for your workouts when you are lacking time: 1. Warm […]

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Breathing in Freestyle

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Breathing in Freestyle This topic can be analyzed endlessly, but here’s a take from a different angle. Many times, beginner or less experienced swimmers feel that they don’t know when or how to exhale when swimming, or how often to breathe. The best thing to do is exhale through the mouth slowly and let it […]

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My Half Marathon Results

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Yesterday, I ran the Carlsbad Half Marathon here in North County San Diego, CA. Here’s a blow by blow of my race. The weather was perfect for running, starting out at around 49 degrees and cloudy with a light breeze. First, I blew my plan to run the first mile in 8 minutes and slowly […]

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Developing a Swim Training Schedule

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Developing a Swim Training Schedule for Triathlon One of the most difficult portions of training for a triathlon for many athletes is developing a training schedule that effectively addresses each of the event’s three components. Follow the tips below to ace your training regimen for the swimming portion of the triathlon. The Overview– Each swimming […]

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Ocean Swimming Techniques- Part 1 of 2

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Ocean Swimming Techniques By Jeff David, Ca. State Parks Lifeguard Chief, North Orange County There are some fundamental differences between swimming in open water and swimming in a pool. There are also differences between ocean swimming and lake swimming. Here I will explain swimming strategies specific to the ocean environment, and how to use the […]

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Swimming in the Rain

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It’s pouring rain here in sunny southern California, and miserable weather for biking or running. So, triathletes, what can you do? Sure you can hit the treadmill (boring and more likely to be injured), or get on your trainer (boring and who in California even owns a trainer?) Your best bet of course is to […]

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Strength Training for Triathletes

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I’ve finally found a piece of strength training equipment that is worth endorsing. I was corresponding with several personal trainers in my area who work with triathletes to find out what the best approach is to improve overall energy and overall a better triathlon. All of them told me that they target the core muscles. […]

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Aquathlon tonight!

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I’m planning to do my second Aquathlon this summer, tonight at 6 p.m. at La Jolla Shores. What is an aquathlon you may be asking? Aquathlon is a race involving a swim followed by a run. This one is a 1000 yard swim in the ocean, followed by a 3 mile run on the beach. […]

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