Tag Archives: swim smooth

The 55 minute Ironman Swim

By Alan Cardwell of C3Triathlon Triathletes love a logistical and physical challenge. It’s part and parcel of what we do. The question posed ‘What do I need to do to post a 55min IM swim split?’ was offered up by the Bucanneer Race team. The simple answer is – swim lots and then swim some more. This can be difficult …

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Making Waves part 2: Interview with Huub Toussaint

By Gary Fegan Following Elaine’s interview with Huub Founder Dean Jackson, I asked Professor Huub Toussaint a few questions around the R&D of wetsuits. Buccaneer Tri: Where do you start when thinking about designing a wetsuit? Huub Toussaint: The starting point is somewhere 30 years ago. Back then I was a young PhD student comparing swimmers to triathletes to find out why swimmers …

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To drill or not to drill – and if so how much?

By Julian Nagi  Recently I’ve read a whole host of swimming articles written by coaches & professional triathletes on whether there is value to be gained by doing drills in the pool. I’m sure the debates will rage on and on, without question opinions vary on the subject ranging from the believers to the non-believers and some people just stuck …

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Swimming by Numbers

by Elaine Garvican Swimming has always been by far my weakest discipline within triathlon. Although I learned to avoid drowning in a pool whilst on holiday as a child, it would be a stretch to say I ever really learned to swim. Like many, when I first took up tri, a continuous 25m length was a major milestone. I will …

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