Saturday Swim Session: Utilising Other Strokes to Enhance Feel For Water

Tri Swim Training

Triathletes often focus on swimming freestyle exclusively, but including other strokes into your training can improve your freestyle technique.  Swimming other strokes can enhance your feel for the water and ability to catch more water with each stroke whilst doing freestyle. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.
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Saturday Swim Session: Kick, Pull & Swim, What Duncan Laing Taught Me

Duncan Laing, arguably New Zealand’s most successful swim coach. I had the privilege of swimming under him in the mid 90’s, as part of his triathlon squad. One of his favourite sets was KPS or Kick Pull Swim. This session is focused around that and is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes as well as people doing longer ocean swims.
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Saturday Swim Session: 100’s for Sustained Speed With Less Rest

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100’s are such a versatile distance and provide a range of fitness benefits for your swimming. Over the coming weeks we will use these sessions with less rest each week to build your fitness and ability to sustain your speed. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.
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Saturday Swim Session: 100’s for Sustained Speed

Tri Swim Coach

100’s are such a versatile distance and provide a range of fitness benefits for your swimming. Over the coming weeks we will use these sessions with less rest each week to build your fitness and ability in order to sustain your speed. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.
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6 Rules of Swim Etiquette

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Now that the triathlon season is almost over in most parts of New Zealand, athletes and their coaches are starting to plan for the next summer season. Now is the time to work on your weakest disciplines. For a lot of triathletes that is your swimming, but it may be your cycling or running. For single discipline athletes like a cyclist it might be your sprinting or your time trialling.
For those of you that need to work on your swimming and/or have limited experience in the pool this article is for you and is all about the etiquette involved in training at a public pool to enable you to work in effectively with those already training there as well as those that arrive mid-way through your workout. Continue reading “6 Rules of Swim Etiquette”

Saturday Swim Session: Use 200’s to Develop Your Swimming

Swim Session

200’s are such a versatile distance and provide a range of fitness benefits for your swimming. Being shorter than 400’s they provide an aspect of speed (not as good as 100’s though) and being longer than 100’s they will provide stamina (but not as good as 400’s). This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.
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