Tag Archives: swimming

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: Interview with Dean Jackson

By Elaine Garvican Watch a selection of pro-triathlon races, of a variety of distances and more often than not, you’ll see the first athlete out of the water wears a Huub wetsuit. Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, Caroline Steffen, Harry Wiltshire, Emma-Kate Lidbury, Eneko Llanos and Richard Murray to name just a few – all frequently high-placing athletes who choose to …

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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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Brett Sutton – What irritates me the most

I was asked to write an article that will have practical use, for keen Age Groupers who want to improve. So I thought, let’s start at the very beginning, as the biggest myth is with the swim. I have always campaigned that the teaching of non-swimmers to ‘feel’ the water is the biggest hindrance to full triathlon improvement. We view triathlon …

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Achieving Consistent Underachievement – part1

So as the only member of BuccaneerTri Team not to have qualified that makes me qualified to advise on what doesn’t work which is hopefully of use to those out there looking to get to around the standard BuccaneerTri is looking to promote.  In this article it’ll be part retrospective over what I’ve done since I signed up for Ironman …

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