Category Archives: Swim Training

Get better at triathlon swimming

Being a good swimmer in a pool does not guarantee great triathlon swimming. Indeed, triathlons are mostly open water swims, very different from pool swims. Both competitive and triathlon swimming have their own needs and require dedicated preparation and workouts. Although open water specifics cannot be practiced in a pool, some pool exercises are somehow very beneficial for open-water. Let’s look at a few key elements necessary to get better and faster at triathlon swim. Continue reading Get better at triathlon swimming

Are you afraid of the swim?

I want to do a triathlon, but I am afraid of the swim. I have heard it so many times! A large number of triathletes, or tri-curious, feel anxious at the idea of the swim. Continue reading Are you afraid of the swim?

Swimming tips and drills

The swimming tips presented below are specifically focused on your pool sessions. Although most races will hold an open water swim, practice in a pool is an important part of triathlon training. Pool practice will help you focus on your technique. Drills will help you build up speed and improve your time in open water. Continue reading Swimming tips and drills