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How Do You Swim Straight in the Open Water?

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photoYou can practice several things like bi-lateral breathing, sight less and use long strokes to help you swim straight

2000 Yard Beginner Swim Workouts

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photoThis month, we’re continuing drills but shifting to a bit more swimming. The sets are similar to last month with the extra yardage. The focus will be on breathing.

May 2007 Swimming CHAT

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photoQuestions and answers on swim drills and improvement, kicking in a wetsuit, swimming backwards and ankle flexibility, hand entry, the pull, hip rotation and using paddles and pull buoys.

April 2007 Swimming CHAT

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photoQuestions and answers on sleeve vs sleeveless wetsuits, benefits of bilateral breathing and practicing it, technique drills, sighting practice, paddle use, weight training and flip turn help.

March 2007 Swimming CHAT

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photoQuestions and answers on wetsuit swimming, cadence, interval time, paddle benefit, hand entry, runners kick drills, bilateral breathing and race breathing.

1750 Yard Beginner Swim Workouts

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photoThis month, we’re changing up the drills and they are a bit more complex. Stroke length and getting more into changing speeds is introduced.

1250 Yard Beginner Swim Workouts

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photoThis month, we’re doing slightly fewer drills and slightly more distance. Focus on completing the workouts and notice the changes to your stroke.

700 Yard Beginner Swim Workouts

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photoPractice these three workouts each week for 4 weeks. Just complete the workouts and notice the changes to your stroke.

February 2007 Swim Training Chat with Coach Kevin Koskella

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photoDiscussions on hand entry, common triathlete training mistakes, the best swim drills, useful swim tools and flip turn help.

Hypoxic Swim Training for Triathletes

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photoSome anaerobic training is essential. You will need to have some speed to break out of the pack, turn a buoy at a proper angle, or to lose the annoying swimmer behind you that's grabbing your ankles.

Drill for Sinking Hips

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photoYou will need to practice a couple of things to get those hips to the surface of the water, where they should be. The two drills involve head position and balance.

Mastering Flip Turns: A Primer

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photoAt some point in your triathlon career you will need to master the art of the flip turn to continue your swimming progress.

Using INTERVAL Workouts for Your Swim Training

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photoInterval training is essential to improving your swim time. Here are a few examples of setting up your swim interval training.

Kicking for Freestyle

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photoYour kick is mainly for stability and body rotation. However, not having a kick or kicking improperly can lead to using twice as much energy to get through your swim!

August BT Swim Training Chat with Coach Kevin Koskella

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photoDiscussions on leg dragging, swimming with fins, body rotation, keeping the elbow up, kicking benefits and stroke length.
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