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WHY THE SNORKEL?

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, triathlon|

The swim snorkel has become part-and-parcel of every competitive swimmer’s gear bag. Here are a fe of reasons why you should use it in practice today to swim faster. If you’ve never used a swim snorkel before it will take some getting used to. Push-offs are a little more challenging as it flaps around across the [...]

DON’T KICK THE DOG

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, triathlon|

It is no surprise that most triathletes and amateur swimmers get next to no propulsion from their kick.   Elite freestyle swimmers who have world class kicks only get a small propulsion from kicking.  (10-15%) So why work on your kick at all?   The reason is there is more to kicking than propulsion.  You still need an [...]

HIGH ELBOW FREESTYLE….WHY?

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, triathlon|

In the stroke technique world, there is a lot of emphasis on high elbow catch but not necessarily, a high elbow recovery.  Most swimmers believe it is a hard technique to master.  I believe with good on deck coaching, and plenty of concentrated practice this skill can become easy, and a great help to your overall [...]

Swimming Technique: 7 Ways to Improve Your Form

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, triathlon|

You're a triathlete, strong and lean. You've been swimming three to five times a week, racking up the yards. You're getting fitter and faster and you're psyched. Then one day you have a scheduling conflict and drop in on the evening Masters swim with the age group kids next to you only to find out you're [...]

A HOT WEEKEND OF PODIUM FINISHES AND PERSONAL BESTS

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Cycling, OH MY GODDARD, Other Training, Running, Swimming, syracuse 70.3, triathlon|Tags: , , |

It is fitting that the hottest weekend of the year thus far, would fall on a very busy weekend of racing.  After a long winter and spring of training the athletes on our team were ready to step up to the starting line.It has been a  pleasure to watch them go through the different phases of training, through [...]

MUSCLE MEMORY: THE FRUSTRATION IN TRYING TO CHANGE

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Other Training, Running, Swimming, triathlon|Tags: , , |

Muscle memory is defined as “the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement.”  For example, a newborn baby has no muscle memory, a blank slate.  The only way for a baby to learn to crawl, sit up, and walk is to do  these things, [...]

CROSSOVER THE “STROKE KILLER”

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Other Training, Swimming|Tags: , , , |

One of the most common problems I encounter with swimmers is the deadly “crossover.”  I call it deadly because it is one of the most destructive technique problems in swimming that effects speed.  When swimming freestyle, as your hand enters the water at the apex of your stroke, it should be perfectly in line with your [...]

TRAINING WITH A SWIM SNORKEL

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

  This weeks  swim clinic will focus on body position in the water.  We will be working on using the swim snorkel.  What are you working on? When a swimmer first puts on the swim snorkel it may take a bit of adjustment. Pushing off the wall is a bit more challenging as it can flap [...]

SWIMING 101: LETS GET BACK TO BASICS

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Other Training, Swimming|Tags: , , |

  Breathing during freestyle is a funny thing. When you are good at it, it's hard to articulate exactly why it works—it just does. When you're not, it's all you think about, and it makes swimming mind-numbingly difficult to boot. Consider this: within one cycle of freestyle, a swimmer is required to precisely complete upward of [...]

SPRING HILL REPEATS

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Other Training|Tags: , , |

  Springtime brings warmer weather and for my athletes, it’s time to work on hill climbing.  Cyclists seem to have an equal love/ hate relationship when it comes to hills, hate to ride up, and love to go down.  I personally love hills.  Most beginner cyclists do not, they have not felt the love and joy [...]