Posts by Dan Bullock


Openwater swimming

9 Reasons Why Pool Speed May Not Translate to Openwater

  

It's tough to transition to open water swimming after months of training in the pool. Coach Dan Bullock explains some of the main reasons why athletes may not see their pool speed transition to the open water.


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The 3 Stages of Proper Swim Development

  

Learning proper swim technique is a long, often repetitive process as you learn how to identify your movement patterns in the water. Here are the three stages of proper swim development, and why you shouldn’t let yourself get stuck in phase two.


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How to Break One Hour in the IRONMAN Swim

  

With these key workouts, regular assessment testing and the right race-day strategy, you too can break one hour in the IRONMAN swim.


Why Triathletes Should Learn Multiple Swim Strokes

  

While most triathletes never bother to learn butterfly or breaststroke, there are many benefits—including injury prevention and an improved freestyle technique— to focusing on other competitive swim strokes. Here’s how to get started.


How to Perfect Your Flip Turn for Faster Swimming

  

Learning how to flip turn correctly will speed you up in the water and help simulate the non-stop swimming triathletes encounter during an open-water swim.


Technical Endurance Swimming Part 2: Critical Slow Speed Swimming

  

Learning proper pacing using slow, solid technique work is one of the best ways to improve your efficiency in the water so you can swim faster in a race with less effort.


Technical Endurance Swimming Part 1: Swim Slow to Go Fast

  

Now is the time for slowing down your swim stroke so you can master the technique and endurance necessary for big speed gains next year.