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Timing The Rear Of The Stroke |

Timing The Rear Of The Stroke A couple of weeks ago on “How The Catch Should Feel To You”, Mark Schnupp asked: “I was wondering if you could expand upon this post and discuss the rotation of the hips and how they relate to the catch and pull to include timing, what to look for, […]

The Four Classic Causes Of Shoulder Pain And Injury In Swimming |

Studies into swimming injury show that 80% of us suffer from enough shoulder pain at some point during our swimming lives to keep us out of the water for at least a few days. In the past swimmers and coaches thought that some level of shoulder pain or even injury was normal in swimming and […]

How Your Catch Should Feel To You |

Friday, September 23, 2011 How Your Catch Should Feel To You ‘The Catch’ is the movement you make to get a hold of the water and begin pressing it backwards at the very front of the stroke. For most swimmers the catch is a bit of a mystery, you probably know that it is important […]

Sometimes You Just Have To Let That Smooth Stroke Go |

  Sometimes You Just Have To Let That Smooth Stroke Go If you’ve been patiently refining your stroke technique in the pool it can be quite a shock to turn up at an open water race or triathlon and find sizable chop, rolling swells or even breaking waves. Swimming in these conditions is really quite […]

Winter Triathlon 101 | ,

Winter Triathlon 101 By Gale Bernhardt For Active.com In the past few years it seems more and more triathletes are looking to keep up their fitness by training and racing another sport after the triathlon season is complete. That sport might be running focused (5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon), cycling focused (bike tours, centuries, time trials) […]

How to Survive a Riptide |

 How to Survive a Riptide Rip currents, also known as riptides or undertows, are long, narrow bands of water that can pull any objects caught in them away from shore and out to sea. Rip currents are dangerous, and it’s best to learn how to identify and stay out of them. If, however, you get […]

To Bring | ,

SWIM: Goggles Spare Goggles Wetsuit Swim Cap Neoprene Swim Cap – for COLD weather / water Body Glide or Pam – Yes the cooking spray Towel  to dry off Towel to lay out in your transition area Water to rinse your feet if sandy   BIKE: Bike Helmet Bike Shoes Socks Sun Glasses / spare […]

Become More Efficient By Finishing Your Stroke |

Become More Efficient By Finishing Your Stroke By Alex Kostich Active.com One of the first segments of a swimmer's stroke to fall apart when fatigue sets in is the finish, the last bit of underwater pulling that takes place during the arms-submerged cycle. Powered by the tricep muscles of the upper arm, the finish of […]

An Open Water Swimmer’s Formula for Race-day Fuel |

An Open Water Swimmer’s Formula for Race-day Fuel By Alex Kostich Active.com You’ve heard the same old “high-protein, low-fat, moderate carbs” dogma regurgitated for the umpteenth time. That would be too easy for me to write about, and probably too familiar to anyone who is remotely in touch with today’s health and fitness magazines. Does […]

Start to Finish: Owning the Open Water |

Start to Finish: Owning the Open Water By Lance Watson Triathlete magazine Let’s focus on the section of the swim that typically causes the greatest anxiety: the start. Getting Into the Groove Although in most triathlons the swim is relatively short, it nonetheless can be the cause of considerable apprehension. Much of this uneasiness can […]

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