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5 Tips for Open Water Swim Newbies

Bang!   The gunstart goes off and you rush to the open sea with hundred other triathletes in tow.   You had practiced your stroke countless times in the pool.   At least you knew you could swim.   The technique is there.   But 50 meters into the sea, you were swallowing water,...
Posted On Mar 19 2018
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Video: How To Sight In Open Water

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Posted On Mar 07 2018
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Video: 3 Most Common Mistakes in Triathlon Swimming

Thanyapura Swim and Triathlon Coach David Ballesteros discusses the 3 Most Common Mistakes triathletes make in swimming. Presented by Thanyapura Online Coaching – More info: https://www.thanyapura.com/sports/triathlon-online-coaching/ Follow usShare this article
Posted On Dec 14 2017
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Training: Stroke Rate – Cadence – Stride Frequency

By Alun Woodward, coach, ironguides.net One of the 5 systems we look to train when designing a program is called neuromuscular, this term simply means the link between brain and muscle. When we see a regular program we might expect to see sessions set to heart rate or effort...
Posted On Aug 11 2015
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Training article: Swim Fit

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, coach, ironguides.net SWIM FIT Swimming is often overlooked in Ironman as it’s seen as a short warm up before the main event. This thinking has led to swim training being overlooked or the bare minimum of work being done so athletes can...
Posted On Apr 17 2015
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Swim training tool: Ankle Bands

By Shem Leong, Coach, ironguides.net Pullbuoys feel great because they help you float nicely in the water. Paddles immediately let you know that you’re working harder and increase your distance per stroke. Everybody is happy to use these 2 tools because they enhance the...
Posted On Mar 03 2015
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Swim clinic – shoulders blowing up early into swims

By Alun “Woody” Woodward, Coach – ironguides.net A common problem among swimmers and triathletes is the sensation of shoulders blowing up very early on in races or hard session’s, this just leaves us feeling weak and uncoordinated for the remainder of the...
Posted On Feb 16 2015
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How to avoid common mistakes in Triathlon swimming

For effective triathlon swimming you need to develop technique that is appropriate to our sport.
Posted On Sep 26 2014