Guppy Challenge: Week 4

: You retain the vestigial behaviors from the time you were still struggling with learning to breathe to the side. Let's deal with those.

Guppy Challenge: Week 3

: When you have a hard time doing these drills you should rejoice! They expose problems, and we can't cure what we can't identify.

Guppy Challenge: Week 2

: Improving your hull is an exercise in 2 planes: feet on the surface (vertical plane); and feet moving forward, not side to side (horizontal plane).

Stalling in the water

: The bane of the untutored swimmer is stalling in the water. Does this describe you? Here are two tests to unearth this problem, and the solutions if you're among the afflicted.

Guppy Challenge: Week 1

: It's week-1 of the Guppy Challenge. Goal? Exit the swim with a faster class of athletes

Run and Swim Winter Challenges

: Our annual 100/100 Run Challenge begins December 15, and our Guppy Challenge kicks off December 1.

Swim Paraphernalia

: Swimming faster truly is uniquely free speed, where going faster can cost you less metabolically. Herein are cheap pathways to free speed.

A (Not So) Secret Swim Weapon

: Triathletes are usually up on the latest single-sport training aids and techniques. But they don't know about this.

Crossing the Sun's Anvil

: There is a long, straight, dry stretch in front of me. Almost 2 months mostly out of the pool. Can I keep my swim fitness?

Magnolia Swim Camp

: Here is an inside look at how a group of professional triathletes prepare in Texas under the guidance of Tim Floyd to up their game in the swim.

Group Swim Etiquette

: Masters teams are where you get faster. Triathletes are how many teams stay financially healthy. Perfect! But there is still the need to understand masters culture and behavior.

Swim nomenclature

: The community of swimmers brings its own lingo to the pool. Here's your guide to swimming nomenclature along with a bit of etiquette throw in, no charge.

Flip Turns

: The right of passage for every triathlete swimmer, only slightly less feared than being suspended by bone daggers embedded into one's pectorals.

Safe in the Water

: If cardiac arrest is the proximate cause of our sport's drownings, what triggers cardiac arrest precisely when our athletes are in the swim leg of a triathlon? Are these behaviors over which you ...

Exit the Swim Alive

: Part 1 of a 4-part series on how to reduce sudden cardiac death on triathlon, in particular during the swim leg. How effective is cardiac testing at predicting cardiac arrest? What can you ...

What do I do with my hands while swimming?

: It seems like a simple question. Yet, I am surprised by how many people donít quite know what to do with their hands either underwater on the pull or above water on the recovery. For both parts of ...

How to Position your Head while Swimming

: Nearly every swimmer, good or not-so-good, who has visited The Race Club camp in the past several years has shared one common problem; the head position is wrong. Learn how to make it right.

How To Pull Underwater

: There are huge differences in how you can pull underwater with your arm; differences in power and differences in frontal drag. But, like so many aspects of swimming technique, the underwater pull ...

Kicking is not only for propulsion

: Most swimmers think of the legs as only providing some propulsion. The kick actually serves four different functions in the swimming stroke; propulsion, lift, stabilizing force, and sustain speed (in ...

Cam Dye swim paddle tips

: 2010 St. Anthony's Triathlon Champion Cameron Dye swam for the University of Iowa and shared a few thoughts about hand paddles. They are a great tool for swimming indeed, but are apparently often ...

Your Best Freestyle Technique

: Gary Hall, Sr., demonstrates, and explains, hip- versus shoulder-driven freestyle. Which technique is best for you? One, the other, or something in between?

Trouble in the open water

: The sport of triathlon has lost eight of its competitors during races in the United States so far in 2008. The good news: so far our roads have been safe. The bad news: so far the water has been ...

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