From pool workouts to open water swimming, this guide will help you master the first leg of your next triathlon.
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Blending how an athlete moves out of the water with skills and training in the water—is a very effective way to swim better.
When it comes to open water swimming there are two types of people: those who get nervous and those that don't. Here's how to overcome your fears so you can join the confident crowd.
Variations of certain techniques work best for different swimmers. To reach your full swimming potential, your training should incorporate individual styles with a mastery of the basic elements of technique.
Gauge how well you're improving with a benchmark time trial. Test your Olympic- to long-distance tri swimming ability with this workout.
It's that time of year when you transition from the comfort of heated pools to the challenges of open water. Arm yourself with these strategies to help you stay calm and safe.
When training for sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons, speed is the name of the game. Try this fast pool workout to add some giddy-up to your swim leg.
Find out the real formula for swimming speed, and how to apply it to your workouts.
Following are two swimming workouts geared specifically to triathletes. The first incorporates a drafting exercise into an aerobic base workout. The second utilizes negative-splits to practice metering energy levels.
The swim leg of a triathlon is the most difficult race situation to practice. Before your next race, these tips will prepare you to tackle the open water, no matter what level triathlete you are.
Has your swimming speed hit a plateau? Stop pacing over long distances during your pool workouts and try these three fast sets instead.
You've taken some time off after the end of the season and you're feeling rested, refreshed and ready to get in the water again. The only problem is you feel slow and sloppy. Here are several workouts to jump-start you toward blazing swim splits.
Are you a frustrated back-of-the-pack swimmer? Speed up your freestyle with these drills.
Learn how to get comfortable in the water and find a rhythm to your breathing, even through a stressful triathlon swim start.
Have you been swimming the same speed for years? Here's how to shake things up and swim your way out of your rut.
Hey triathletes, time to mix your swimming up! Use this workout to inject some stroke-work into your pool sessions.
You've signed up for a sprint tri, but are having second thoughts about the swim leg. Fear not. This workout plan will your build endurance and have you ready when the gun goes off.
Don't flounder during the first leg of your Olympic-distance tri. Here are 12 weeks of swimming workouts to help you reach T1 feeling strong.
Training with a group in open water is often limited to aerobic development. These drills will improve your swim-leg skills and give you the edge on race day.
The first five minutes of a triathlon can be chaotic. Learn how to manage this hectic time with a smooth entrance and proper pacing.