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Babys Swimming, Swimming, Swimming Progression, swimming technique -

Having lived in Singapore now for over a decade, I have experienced time and again an irrational fear of putting newborns in the water. This advise is given to new parents and fear is created. However, in many counties in the world, getting your new born into the water as soon as 2 months old is a fantastic first step in water appreciation and developing a long term love of swimming.Of course when we say have a baby swimming we are referring to one or both parents joining the class. The goal over this first year is imprinting that water...

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Elite Triathletes, Swimming, Swimming Progression, swimming technique, triathlon swimming -

_Use the clock!  - Author Scott Larsen, Tri Edge CoachSwimming is much different from cycling and running in the intensity that you can train.  Water provides a weightless environment and there is no impact on you muscles.  This will mean your recovery time from swimming training will be much shorter than the other two disciplines.  So how can you use this to your advantage?One way of getting the most out of your swimming training is working with a time clock.  It absolutely amazes me how many athletes can not use these clocks.Here are some tips:Leaving times – in general triathletes...

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Swimming, Swimming Progression, swimming technique, Triathlon, triathlon swimming -

In Triathlon the most efficient swimming style to use is the freestyle swimming stroke.  This technique is also referred to the 'front crawl' in some parts of the world.      As compared to other swimming strokes this stroke is: The fastest stroke The stroke that best uses our largest muscles in the most effective way Gives athletes the ability to ‘sight’ and see where they are going in Triathlon The freestyle swim stroke has 8 key components The kick -  This is often a forgotten part of the freestyle swimming stroke and in the Tri Edge training philosophy a very key...

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Nutrition, Running, Sports Nutrition, Swimming, Swimming Progression, swimming technique, Triathlon, triathlon swimming -

To start lets make it clear, there is certainly a time and place to use training tools.   Every training tool developed can be useful, however for the most part triathletes use training tools as a band-aid to cover up the weakness they simply find too painful to address.  Here are my top 5Swimming pull buoy When an athlete is coming to the pool and consistently using a pull buoy usually it is because the swimmer wants to avoid addressing kicking issues or poor body position in the water.  For elite athletes especially those racing long course it is understandable...

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