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  • Triathlon

How Swimmers Can Prepare for a Triathlon

Swimmers are in a great position to start doing triathlons because they’ve already got the hardest sport to learn down pat. Many people coming into triathlons struggle with the swim, especially with swimming in the challenging environment of op...

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  • Triathlon

Why Triathletes Should Swim Different Strokes

The stroke of choice for open water racing and triathlon is definitely freestyle. And many people with limited time in the open water or at the pool will choose to get the best bang for the buck by getting as many yards/meters of it in as possible. T...

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  • Triathlon

How to Get Back In Swim Shape for Your Next Triathlon

You’ve probably gone a year since you’ve been able to get regular workouts in at the pool. Even now, getting time in the water may entail reserving a lane for an hour, if you’re lucky. What’s this down time done to your body ...

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  • Triathlon

How Hard Should I Work the Triathlon Swim?

Most people think of it as a guide for choosing a mattress and microwaving porridge, but “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” was actually written as an allegorical guide for pacing a triathlon. Make the proper choices and you’ll finish...

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  • Triathlon
  • Technique and Training

Best Swimming Workouts for Triathletes

Here are five workouts for triathletes from U.S. Masters Swimming’s Workout Library, written by USMS coaches, that’ll help you improve your kick, breathing, pacing, and sprinting. These can each be completed in about an hour and will help...

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  • Open Water
  • Triathlon

How to Swim in Wavy Open Water Conditions

The open water presents ever-changing conditions that the open water swimmer’s motto “No Lanes, No Lines, No Walls” only begins to describe.

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  • Triathlon
  • Open Water

How to Fit and Swim in a Wetsuit

If you’re thinking about swimming in a wetsuit, here’s what you need to consider.

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  • Open Water
  • Triathlon

How To Swim Open Water Year-Round

Winter is coming. Though you might be sweltering now, seasons will change and air and water temperatures will plummet. And as those currently cozy temps dip, many swimmers will be forced out of the oceans, lakes, and rivers and into indoor pools arou...

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  • Triathlon

How Runners and Cyclists Can Become Natural Swimmers

Are you principally a runner or a cyclist and getting the feeling that maybe your body just doesn’t work for swimming? Do you get frustrated and discouraged when you see swimmers who seem to have invisible and effortless proficiency? There are ...

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  • Triathlon

How to Use Your Wetsuit to Your Advantage

Wearing a wetsuit can do more than help you drop some time in your next open water competition or your swim split in a triathlon. The wetsuit advantage lies in additional buoyancy, insulation from cold water, and perhaps some psychological comfort.

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