ROKA Guppy Challenge: Week 7

: There were 17 Critique-my-fit threads on our forum in 2016. How come so few Critique-my-swim requests?

ROKA Guppy Challenge: Week 6

: No more thought experiments. Now it's just practicing the drills and themes that we learned during the first half of this challenge.

Guppy Challenge: Week 5

: Are you able to perform one-arm pulls as described? If so, you are swimming hip-driven freestyle! Now let's begin to focus on how you pull.

Thoughts on Swimming

: Slowtwitch is lucky to have superswimmers in the community. One is Tim Liebhold, and he shares his tips for Adult Onset Swimmers

Bermuda Swimcation

: I tend to travelogue our family Slowcations here, and here is our latest: open water swimming in Bermuda.

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).

Group Swim Etiquette

: Masters teams are where you get faster. Here is a guide to Masters culture and behavior for the triathlete.

Guppy Challenge: Week 1

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

Guppy Challenge for 2017/8

: Our most popular swim-faster regimen begins on December 11, and will last 10 weeks. Lots of swimmers fix what ails them here!

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.

3 Weeks From Non-Swimmer To This

: Linda Lines was the significant other invited to a training vacation, except now it's her training vacation. Non-swimmer to this in 3 weeks.

Buying a Wetsuit in 2017?

: Today begins our look at wetsuits for 2017, designed to inoculate you from making an ill-informed choice!

How to Position your Head while Swimming

: By lifting the head, our hips automatically sink down. The body takes on a slight incline from head to toe, perhaps 7 to 10 degrees, as the swimmer labors through the water.

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.

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.

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.

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