Swimming


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A Beginner’s Guide to Swim Training

  

If you're new to swimming or training for your first triathlon, you might be wondering how to gauge your efforts and optimize your results. This step-by-step guide will help you set your swim zones, and give you tips on using TrainingPeaks to track your progress.


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Essential Swimming Technique for Triathletes

  

You can train all you want, but swimming faster (and having energy for the other legs of your triathlon) often comes down to technique. Here are some important things to consider when working on your swimming technique, to help you optimize your time in the water.


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Do These Workouts To Surge-Proof Your Swim Start

  

Even the most meticulous pacing plan can go out the window when you’re nervous or excited at the start of a swim. Fortunately, it’s possible to work with these nerves, rather than against them, with these workouts designed to help you take advantage of the the surge at the start of a race.


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7 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Triathlon Swim Start (Really!)

  

The swim start is the shortest portion of a Triathlon, yet for many it is the most difficult. Here's how to keep your wetsuit from giving you anxiety, get your gear dialed, pick the optimal start position, and power through your next swim.


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GTN Presents: Swim Drafting 101

  

Drafting in the swim leg of a triathlon can be a great (and legal) way to shave some seconds, save energy and get an edge heading onto the bike. In this week’s episode of GTN’s Triathlon Training Explained, find out about optimal position for swim drafting—and how much extra energy you spend if you’re in front.


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How to Best Calculate Swim Zones in TrainingPeaks

  

TrainingPeaks can be a valuable tool for any triathlete or swimmer looking to prepare for race day. Here is how to adapt TrainingPeaks’ Training Stress Score® and other important metrics for the specifics of swim training.


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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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Early Season Swim Workouts For Improving Race Pace

  

Tackle early season swim fitness with these two workouts from pro triathlete Matt Chrabot that emphasize max efforts over shorter distances.


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Improve Your Freestyle Body Positioning With This Simple Drill

  

The early season is the perfect time to revisit your foundational swim technique, particularly your body position in the water. This simple drill will help you get a feel for proper freestyle body positioning.


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How to Train for a SwimRun Event Like the ÖtillÖ

  

This Swedish-born event is gaining traction in other countries, including the U.S. Here’s how to properly prepare and train for your first SwimRun event.


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