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Elevate Your Freestyle with the Breaststroke Pull Drill

Breaststroke pull with a freestyle kick is an amazing drill to help your freestyle swimming. Try this drill during your swim workouts for 2 sets of 8x25 one time per week and watch your freestyle stroke improve! https://youtu.be/Mac96dT5LDE

By | March 13th, 2019|BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Elevate Your Freestyle with the Breaststroke Pull Drill

Importance of the Swim

While in Kona for the IRONMAN World Championships, I had the opportunity to sit down with British superstar David McNamee to talk about the race. In this video we share our insights on why we focus so much effort on training for the swim (despite its relatively short contribution to overall race time). David clearly knows what [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|HUUB, Racing, Swim, Training, Videos|Comments Off on Importance of the Swim

5 Tips For a Swim Split PR

In this edition of Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin, I share some of my proven tips for improving your race day swim splits. Practicing open water swimming is an important component of your triathlon training. Here are some of my favorite tips to make sure you are prepared and ready for a personal best in [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on 5 Tips For a Swim Split PR

HIIT Holiday Workout Series: 45 Minute Swim Session

The holiday season is upon us and between the days being shorter, holiday parties, and family obligations, triathlon training often takes a backseat to life. This is okay! Finding balance in the off-season and during the holidays is very important. Although, it's also very important not to skip training all together and take the whole [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on HIIT Holiday Workout Series: 45 Minute Swim Session

Eliminate the Wiggle for Faster Swimming

Have you ever noticed triathletes who display a pronounced hip wag as they swim freestyle? Throughout my years of coaching, it has been common for me to observe this "hip wag" in emerging and experienced swimmers alike.  Trust me, doing the hula slows you down!  Fortunately we can focus on a few areas to eliminate this common [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eliminate the Wiggle for Faster Swimming

4 Shortcuts to Faster Open Water Swims

It’s frustrating when you do the work in the pool to improve your swim splits and then -- during a race -- discover that your open water splits are much slower than you expected! The key to improving in the open water is to replicate open water race scenarios in your training. Try these sessions and drills in [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Ask The Man, ATV, FINIS, HUUB, Racing, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on 4 Shortcuts to Faster Open Water Swims

How to Find a Higher Gear in Your Swim

Training for the swim leg of a triathlon takes purposeful practice; too many triathletes simply swim mindless meters and then can't understand why they're not getting faster. Understanding the nuances of how the swim leg typically develops -- and being able to anticipate the tactics of your competitors -- are valuable skills that result from deliberate training. [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Articles, ATV, BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on How to Find a Higher Gear in Your Swim

Plan & Practice for Race Day Unknowns — Part 1: The Swim

  This week, I’ll be kicking off my 3-part series of Workout Wednesday sessions on how to prepare for the host of unknowns that you'll face in a race. We’ve all been there: Despite being meticulous with your race planning and following your power meter, heart rate monitor or just being sensible, you’ve either had [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Articles, BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Plan & Practice for Race Day Unknowns — Part 1: The Swim