Your Off-Season Swimming Goals

  • By Sara McLarty
  • Published Oct 19, 2015
  • Updated Oct 19, 2015 at 4:46 PM UTC

Alternative motivators for getting in the pool this winter.

Every athlete should take a mental and physical break after the race season. But, after a two- to four-week hiatus for rest and recovery, it’s time to dive back in the water with fresh objectives.

Get personal stroke instruction.

Look for private coaching from a knowledgeable and experienced swim coach, specifically with a triathlon focus. Use word-of-mouth recommendations as well as Internet searches. Working with a local coach is advantageous because you can see him or her multiple times and easily schedule a follow-up session a few weeks later. However, if you are traveling for work or pleasure, check if anyone at your destination is renowned for his or her ability to improve technique and efficiency.

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