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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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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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Heather Jackson, IRONMAN, IRONMAN World Championships, Kona, PZ4TX, races, racing, triathlon, World Championships -

"When I crossed the line, I was just in complete disbelief!"  The 2016 edition of the IRONMAN World Championships packed plenty of excitement and drama highlighted for us by blueseventy athlete Heather Jackson’s 3rd place finish. Jackson, an American professional triathlete based out of Bend, Oregon, was 5th here last year. “I really went out there shooting for top ten, but hoping to defend my 5th place spot, so to improve on that 5th place is surreal. I know there were some people out there that thought my 5th last year was just luck, or a one-time performance, so I'm...

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70.3, First Out Of The Water, Helix, IRONMAN, triathlon, World Championships -

The 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship moved to the Sunshine Coast of Australia earlier this month and a field of 75 professionals athletes competed for the $250,000 prize purse. The swim had the additional element of difficultly with large swells, but it didn't slow down blueseventy athlete Lauren Brandon (USA) who exited Mooloolaba beach leading all women in the high profile race. Brandon's 22:53 split led Holly Lawrence by 29 seconds with Radka Vodickova, Annabel Luxford, Leanda Cave, Daniela Ryf and more following closely behind.  Radka Vodickova & Leanda Cave lead the chase pack out of the water In the men's race Australia’s Josh Amberger was...

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core short, swimming, training, triathlon, video -

Curious about our Core Short? Our own Ryan Vanderloop and Team Timex's Dave Erickson chat about the benefits to swimming with this popular training tool for triathletes and swimmers. Learn more and purchase the core short here. 

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