Triathlon Swimming Workout for Improvement – Issue #135

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Triathlon Swimming Workout Dear Friend, Thanks for subscribing to the Tri Swim Coach newsletter! I think most of us just want to know what works in swimming, and do that. In other words, let’s not get too fancy, but instead get a nicely bundled package that explains exactly what to do, then implement the plan […]

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Bilateral Breathing for Swimming? – Issue #123

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Bilateral Breathing for Swimming Dear Friend, This topic is always swirling around the triathlon and distance swimming world: should you be bilateral breathing in swimming? What is it? Simply, it means breathing to both sides when you swim freestyle, typically every 3 strokes. 1 stroke=1 arm pull or every time your hand enters the water. […]

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Triathlon Swimming Improvement – Issue #109

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Triathlon Swimming Improvement Dear Friend, There seems to be a triathlon of some kind every weekend this time of year here in southern California. After reading an article in the latest Triathlete magazine on late season burnout, and listening to the beginnertriathlete.com beginner triathlete of the month interview this month (trixie), my conclusion is that […]

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Swimming Program for Triathlon – Issue #86

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Swimming Program for Triathlon Dear Friend, Overwhelmingly, when I talk to triathletes and aspiring triathletes, I hear a similar theme when it comes to their view on swimming. It usually goes something like this: “I could to a triathlon, if it weren’t for the swim!” or “My training is going well- except for my swimming- […]

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Tips for Triathlon Swimming – Issue #73

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Tips for Triathlon Swimming Newsletter If you’ve ever considered joining a masters swim team or have recently joined one and are wondering what you should know about masters swimming, read on. It’s unfortunate, but many triathletes I run into never attempt masters swimming for one reason or another. If they only had the right information, […]

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Open Water Swimming Tips for Triathlons – Issue #71

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Open Water Swimming Tips Newsletter I hope you’re having a great start to your September. As I have just competed in the La Jolla Roughwater Swim here in San Diego last weekend, another important point about race strategy and pacing came to my mind. First, at the start, many competitors crowded towards the left side […]

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Triathlon Mind Training – Issue #65

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Triathlon Mind Training Newsletter An often neglected aspect of triathlon training in general is the mental part of training. Completing an Ironman even takes an incredible amount of “mental toughness”. Even finishing your first race of any length is not possible if you aren’t mentally prepared! The swim in particular can be challenging in a […]

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Zoomers Swimming Fins And Triathlon Swimming – Issue #62

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Zoomers Swimming Fins and Triathlon Swimming Newsletter As I have mentioned, in the past few months, I’ve been educating myself and experimenting with the Finis line of equipment for potential use on beginner level swimmers to help with stroke technique as well as intermediate-advanced swimmers looking for both technique improvement and more speed in the […]

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Swim Paddles for Triathletes – Issue #61

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Swim Paddles for Triathletes Newsletter In the past few months, I’ve been educating myself and experimenting with the Finis line of equipment for potential use on beginner level swimmers to help with stroke technique as well as intermediate-advanced swimmers looking for both technique improvement and more speed in the water. Over the next few newsletters […]

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Avoid Sinking While Swimming – Issue #60

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Avoid Sinking While Swimming Newsletter It’s spring in southern california but you wouldn’t know it by the weather! For an area used to nearly constant sunshine, we’ve had a rough last couple of months with rain, wind, hail, and overcast skies much of the time. But, the sun is out today, and I got a […]

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Intermediate Level Swimming Workout – Issue #59

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Intermediate Level Swimming Workout Newsletter I have finally finished my review of some anti-chlorine products (you can read about it below). I will be heading to Austin, TX for a few days mostly for vacation to see the SXSW festival and hopefully enjoy some warm weather! If anyone knows of anything that’s a “can’t miss” […]

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Swim Workout For Triathlon Training – Issue #53

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Swim Workout For Triathlon Training Newsletter Workout of the Month: Technique Focus Here’s one that will help to lengthen out your stroke. Not a lot of yards but definitely a quality workout! WARMUP: 6×100’s Odd 100’s: Freestyle Even 100’s: Count strokes and desend stroke count within each 100. MAIN: TWICE THROUGH: 3 sets of 4×50’s […]

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