The Triathlon Minute, Episode 81, Making a Swim Band

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn’t know. Coach Brad Seng demonstrates how to create a swim band in this week’s tip. When…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 73, Swim Start Race Strategy

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, ‚ÄúThe Triathlon Minute‚Äù. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn‚Äôt know. What‚Äôs your plan when you get to the swim start? Coach Brad Seng shares several…

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Why you’re not a Faster Swimmer

Of the four legs of triathlon (yes, transitions count too), swimming is arguably the most technical. And, not surprisingly, it’s the leg that many athletes struggle with the most. I believe there’d be general agreement that the “easiest” way to…

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Great Swim Drills

In my first triathlon I wallowed my way through an 800m swim in nearly 28 minutes ‚Äì that was more than 3 minutes per 100! I tried freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and even the dead man float in order to get…

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Pull Buoy Best Practices

Pull buoys are a great tool in the swim cabinet for beginning and advanced swimmers alike. These floating training devices can be used in a variety of formats and functions to both aide and advance a swimmer‚Äôs ability. For simplicity‚Äôs…

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Tame your Open Water Swim Fear

As race day looms near, nervous feelings can provoke insecure thoughts in even the most experienced athletes. All of a sudden they begin to question their preparation for the big day. It becomes apparent during this period that a competitors…

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Float, Learn to Hold your Form

Race morning-the gun goes off and you are cruising through the water. You‚Äôve got your pace and nothing is going to change that. Until you get into the herd at the turn buoy. You slow down a little to avoid…

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Inexpensive Swim Speed

Want to buy some speed?  How much can you get for about $14?  The answer: more than you might think. Consider new goggles.  Your swim split is determined by two major factors‚Äìspeed and trajectory.  If you‚Äôre a fast swimmer who…

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Coaching Tips to Gain Speed

I have been swimming since I was little but have not participated in coached adult swimming sessions until college. While I knew that my technique was decent I could not figure out why I was relatively slow in the water.…

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Open Water Swim Training in a Pool

Off-season training is over and your first race of the season is coming up. How are you going to get ready? If you are like most of the country, you live in an area that doesn‚Äôt provide open water swim…

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=mx + b: Prepare for Triathlon Success

Here‚Äôs an opportunity to use the math you learned in high school. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. What does this have to do with triathlon? A lot, especially during the swim leg. Most of us…

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What is your Swim Base Pace?

If someone asked you, “What is your swimming base interval?” Would you know how to answer?  Knowing your “base” interval is the number one most important key if you want to improve your swimming whether it’s on your own or with a…

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SWIM DRILL: 3 GREAT DRILLS FOR BEGINNER SWIMMERS

3 Great Drills for Beginner Swimmers:1. The Bob2. Kick and Breathe3. Kick, Breathe and Stroke D3 Beginner Drills for Swimmers from D3 Multisport on Vimeo.

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Swim Drill: Fist

A fist drill, or FD, is a great way to work on using your forearm for catching water during the pull phase of your stroke.

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What’s a ‘Loosen Swim’?

In many workouts, you’ll see an easy or ‘loosen swim’ between big sets. Here’s an example of a ‘loosen swim’.

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