coach at Swim Smooth (www.swimsmooth.com) says, "The longest possible freestyle stroke isn't necessarily the most efficient in all situations and for all swimmers."Jack Maitland of TheTriathlonCoach.com agrees the emphasis on increasing stroke length has
’t over-glide, either.6. Use the ramp test to determine your optimum ‘stokes per minute’. A friend will do the recording, so you just concentrate on swimming.
pool-based sprint triathlon doesn't have the same needs as an experienced Ironman athlete.In The SwimYou could, in theory, swim in trunks or a swimming costume, and nothing else. However, this has little to recommend it except bragging rights if you
. Compare some of the times at the Corus Disabled Triathlon Championships for 2008 and 2009, held over the usual sprint distance of 750m swim, 20K bike and 5K run: Tom Perkins (Tri 5 - see overleaf for the full British Triathlon classification system
. Fiona Ford, a professional triathlete, coach and founder of coaching service Triathlon Europe, says February is the ideal time to work on your weaknesses. "For many triathletes swimming presents the biggest challenge and winter is the perfect time
different transition times, different terrain and be held in different weather conditions.As a result there are no qualifying times in triathlon, as there are for age-group swimming championships, for example. Instead, you have to prove your worth in head
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