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Triathlon Swim Tips For All Levels

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Jun 16, 2014

Pool Tools

Add these speed- and power-builders to your repertoire.

- Swim a series of 25s with a weighted buoy and/or a band around your ankles to build strength.

- Start sets with vertical kicking. Do 6×50 and start with 15 seconds of hard vertical kicking, with hands above the water. “Becoming a better kicker is a byproduct, but it’s more to do with holding your body properly in the water,” Rodrigues says.

- Incorporate all-out 25s all year. Why? “Because we can,” Rodrigues says. “You can’t lay as much load on the bike and run, but you can repeatedly do hard efforts in swimming.”

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FILED UNDER: Getting Started / Swim / Training

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a five-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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