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swimming, training, triathlon -

In the previous post we examined how swimming more efficiently takes technique. Once you reach a certain level of proficiency though, training methodology leads to further gains.  Performing each swim at the same pace will NOT lead to improvement. Instead, swim like a swimmer.  Add intervals and preset rest periods or “send-offs.”  An example of a send-off would be 5 x 100’s on 1:45. This means you would swim a series of five 100’s and you would leave the wall for a new one each minute and forty-five seconds.  If 100 takes you 1:30 then you would get 15 seconds...

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Learning to swim well can be quite challenging as it is a technical skill.  To a certain extent with other sports such as cycling and running improvements can be made simply by exerting more effort. But this approach backfires when applied to swimming.  To swim more efficiently is not a matter of trying harder.  Instead, swimming more efficiently (faster and with less effort) is about reducing the natural resistance of moving through the water. It takes technique. The number one mistake beginner swimmers make is to swim “X” number of laps or for “Y” amount of time.  The mindset around this...

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competition, nero, swimming, swimwear -

Being a swimmer, there is a lot of gear to purchase and take care of. Technical swimwear should be at the top of the priority list. Swimmers of every level wear bonded technical race suits in major meets. You might ask yourself, why splurge on technical race wear? The textile fabrics that make up technical suits are faster than skin in the water. Add the compression benefits of streamlining the body, and racing with as much skin covered as possible, and race suits become much faster than training suits. With so many options, swimmers can be overwhelmed with choices and...

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Beach Series, events, open water swimming, races, racing, sponsorship, wetsuit -

The Beach Series is a fantastic opportunity to take part in unique fitness events on Auckland’s picturesque beaches. Every Tuesday and Thursday choose from an ocean swim, run or stand-up paddle. We're stoked to partner with The Beach Series to be involved with both events throughout the summer months.  The Beach Series has a swim distance to choose from to suit all ages and abilities. New to open water swimming? Want to add some variation to doing laps in the pool? The Beach Series is your weekly swimming fix with great support with all swim events patrolled by Surf Life Saving...

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core short, open water swimming, swimming, triathlon -

Many athletes are faced with the dilemma of getting ready for an open water swim when they only have access to training in a pool.  Either they live in an area with no access to the open water or they are training for an early season race where the water and air temperatures for swimming outside are too cold.  Swim in a Wetsuit or Neoprene Shorts Unless you're heading somewhere tropical, that early season race is most likely a wetsuit swim. And there's no better way to simulate swimming in a wetsuit then, well... swimming in a wetsuit! A wetsuit...

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