’ motion. Another common mistake is to bend the elbow but let your arms go too wide. To avoid this, practise swimming with an exaggerated high elbow position when your arm is both under and out of the water. This will also position your hand well when
in the type of water the race will be held in (sea, lake, river, reservoir, pool). Familiarity will build confidence. Find out the shape and number of laps so you can simulate the swim beforehand. Try to work out where you will position yourself for the start
Chances are you wear a heart-rate monitor on the bike and run but rarely in the pool. So how do you know you're training at the right intensity? One alternative to using a monitor is to measure the intensity of your training using your rate of perceived exertion (RPE).Using a sca...
). The legacy of this is that I have confidence in the water (including open water) and the remnants of a proper front crawl technique. Breathing bilaterally is the only way I've ever known, I don't kick from the knees and I genuinely enjoy being underwater
bit of my stroke.I have a bad habit inherited from childhood swimming lessons (which Ben said he sees a lot) of wiggling my arm through the water as I draw it towards myself, pulling my hand into the centre of my body rather than straight past me
of a spreadsheet that'll take me right through to November. The Training Spreadsheet of Dreams. In an attempt to kick start my training after a knee injury and months of mojo-less apathy, I have booked myself in for the following:- Two open water swims
; or you may simply feel you can finish without them. Sighting in open water presents specific challenges. Visibility is poorer in open water so you have to sight by observing obvious markers outside the water rather than lines under the water, as in a pool
Europe’s biggest open water swim series opened for entries today.Great Swim has opened three of its 2013 events for entry: the flagship Great North Swim, which will take place over three days from the June 14 - 16 as well as the Great East Swim
is one of the main enhancements for the 2.0, with a clear matt texture around the edge of the seal, which makes them as resilient as possible out in the open water.The clarity through the non-scratch and anti-fog lens is a winner too, giving an upper hand
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