3 Important Tips To Training For Triathlon Swimming

by Pool Builders on 01-10-2011 in Articles

Training for triathlon swimming is not much different from competitive swimming in the pool. The only difference is you must take your skills to the open water which will be much different than swimming in a pool. The dynamics of the open water will make you work harder and you must pay more attention to what you are doing. Below are some tips to follow when you train for the tri swimming event.

1. Endurance is important for you so you are not completely worn out when you start the bike ride. One way to do this is to do a distance day at least one time each week. This day you will swim as far as you can non stop in the time you have to work with. Start out slow to warm up then pick up the pace and maintain till the end.

2. For more speed start doing fast intervals. The only way to swim fast is to train fast, just like sprinters on the track. You can spend one day a week doing this or work it into your daily workout. You can sprint one length of the pool or down and back for repetitions, try some different things until you find what works for you. A bonus to fast swimming is gaining more endurance.

3. Most important is to work on your form. The more improvements you can make on this the more efficient you will be swimming. Practice correct arm strokes, keep your body position correct and learn to kick Becoming more efficient will help you swim smoother and waste less energy, a big plus after finishing your swim.

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