Archive for November 2017

Training Open Water vs. The Pool

Every spring many of my triathlete swimmers head out to the lake and I don’t see them again until late fall when the weather and water become too cold for training swims, even with a wetsuit on. Are you one of these swimmers? If you are this is for you. As an open water distance…

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Ankle Flexibility and the flutter kick

Ankle flexibility is key to a good flutter kick.  If you are unable to move your foot comfortably into plantar flexion (pointed toe) your flutter kick will actually pull you backwards.  Even if you are doing only a light two-beat kick just to keep your legs afloat you must be able to point your toes.…

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Swimming Language: Lap vs Length

Around the pool I often hear things like “how many laps in a mile? Or, how many laps did you swim? I am regularly asked is a lap down or down and back? The answer I give is not what they were expecting.  In swimming, there is no lap, only lengths. Starting from one end…

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Maximizing what you get from your pool time

Whether you swim fourteen practices a week or two; 3 hours or 30 minutes. I want you to get the most out of the time you have to put in. I have put together a short list of key ideas to help build your workouts around: Swim on interval. Not all yardage has to be…

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