Q: I need to improve my swimming for triathlons. Do you have any suggestions on how to get started?
A: Great question! The swim portion of any triathlon can be intimidating even for an experienced and strong swimmer. However, becoming more comfortable in the water starts with learning how to flow with the water, not fight through it. Developing a sense of proprioception and balance in a horizontal position is the first step. Next, learning how to manipulate the water around you and reduce drag is second. Thirdly, using the techniques you have developed, you can now improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness in the water!
In addition, check out the videos posted on this site: www.theraceclub.net/category/videos/
Just like anything in the life…it is practically impossible to do something correctly if you haven’t SEEN it done correctly! Watching these videos can help you implement various stroke drills into your own practice. You’ll be swimming like a fish in no time!