Beginner Triathlete - Swim articles

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avatarThe essentials of stroke count with respect to freestyle swimming.
author : gsmacleod
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photoThese workouts are all designed for beginners and range in length from 400m to 1200m – hopefully providing some useful workouts until you are able to tackle the 2000m+ workouts.
author : gsmacleod
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photoA three month program designed to help beginning swimmers improve technique for a sprint distance race.
author : HerveB
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photoI went from 15 minutes to 9 minutes on 500m, this is how.
author : priscilla
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avatarTriathlon Swim Training for Beginners
author : Sara McLarty
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photoThis installment of the BT Swim Series will focus on breathing. Before you can swim fast, you must learn how to control your breathing so that easy swimming does not leave you gasping after one lap.
author : Amy Kuitse
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photoIf you are a beginner triathlete training for your first triathlon, this article will show you three key swim workouts that you can use for your triathlon swim training.
author : mikericci
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photoThis is a 3 step program on learning how to do flip turns. Also discussed is the importance of using flip turns during lap swimming.
author : garyhallsr
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photoWhat to do with your fingers and hands while swimming.
author : CoachSarah
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photoLearn how to prepare and avoid the cold water freak-out
author : Sara McLarty
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photoThis installment of the BT Swim Series will focus on being efficient in the water. Learning how to swim smooth and efficiently is important to becoming a great swimmer.
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photoIncreasing your energy efficiency even modestly -- from, say, 3% to 4% -- can translate into a 33% improvement in your swimming.
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photoUntil I feel comfortable in the pool, would it be silly to put in my pool time while wearing a snorkel? I really want to swim until I'm tired and force myself to go further each time.
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photoStart with balance, once you have improved in that area, move on to rotation, then breathing, and finally, you can start to get into the technical aspects of the pull.
author : mikericci
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photoUnlike the running or biking portions which seem to have some long rides or runs as an ongoing part the swimming program involves a lot of shorter intervals with short rests in between. Explain?
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