Q. I'm a fairly experienced swimmer but I've never used training aids such as hand paddles and don't really know where to start. What would you recommend?A. Swim training with paddles is a great way to develop upper- body strength, perfect your
exploits and his run-to-bike and bike-to-run sessions have proved to be highly successful.Be specificIn triathlon it makes sense to train for the swim-to-bike transition as well as the bike-to-run part of an event. They both pose their own set of challenges
You may think you're swimming well but there may be an aspect of your technique you know is not quite right - legs too low in the water, perhaps, or too much bending of the knee. Simply swimming more is not going to address these problems. You need
them forward. To achieve the most efficient stroke you must maximise your pull and push through the water. Swim efficiencyForcing your arms/hands to cross the midline of your body, commonly known as crossover, simply wastes effort because your arms
distance with a 25-metre swim leg I'll be fine; anything longer and I'm screwed.Air supplyThree hours earlier I was breathing without a problem. My swimming was still atrocious but I could breathe. Now I can't breathe and I can't swim, but, strangely enough
Q. I’m a strong swimmer but I struggle with sea events. Any ideas why?A. Alongside my academic work, I’ve been a beach lifeguard since the mid-90s and one major change I’ve seen is an increasing number of triathletes moving their regular swim
-finger drills. Do a length of clenched-fist or spread- finger swimming, followed by a length using your normal hand position. You will soon feel the positive effects of keeping your fingers close together.4 Hand Paddles. Swim 50m with paddles then another 50m
Man Triathlon and her local Southwater Relay. "I ride the route beforehand if I can," she says. "I've driven courses before, just to get an idea of what I'm in for. It helps me to know what's around the next corner. I swim regularly in the lake I'll be racing
Speedo has announced today that British triathlete Vanessa Raw will become their latest Speedo Ambassador.Raw, who is a member of the Elite GB Triathlon Team, has had a series of successes including podium places at the 2012 ITU Triathlon Premium Pan American Cup Series, along w...
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