Blogs on Skills, FAQs, and Anything about Swimming

A Year Out of the Pool. Where Do I Even Start to Get Back?

For so many triathletes, the COVID19 shut down of pools and swimming areas has thrown a huge wrench in training.  You’ve made do with dryland rout...

Optimizing your Swim Practices during the COVID Pandemic

It is not about reducing or minimizing your workouts, it’s about optimizing them so that you get the best bang for your buck while you have access to that much sought after pool time.

Race Specific Training Phase in Triathlon Swimming

The race specific phase of training as both an athlete and as a coach was my favourite.  As an athlete it allowed me to make practical applications...

Open Water Swimming Activation for Triathletes

As a young swimmer, for as long as I could remember my coach always tasked me with a warmup prior to my own swim races.  As an ignorant youngster, ...

Open Water Swim Training Thoughts and Preparation

With swimming pools closed and the lakes starting to warm up, triathletes and swimmers from across the country are flocking to their favourite open...

When To Swim Fast

Hello Swimmers,  Everyone likes to go fast, even as young athletes we always wanted to go fast. But as we start to focus on the distance events, w...

Swimming in Cold Water; Early Season Open Water Swimming

My personal favorite time of the year is the first open water swim where you don’t get an ice cream headache from the cold water. Unfortunately, its not quite that time of the year yet. Here we share some tips about swimming early season in the open water.

Speed Endurance Training Phase in Triathlon

A speed endurance training phase is not generally a high priority with most triathletes.  The energy systems used to maintain high level anaerobic ...

2D Angle Measurements, are they meaningful?

2D Angle Measurements, are they meaningful? I believe if done carefully and statistically correct then yes. Is this available online from user inputted videos? No, I am highly skeptical that those numbers would be meaningful to where you can measure incremental improvements.

Power Training Phase in Triathlon Swimming

Wait, power?  In triathlon swimming?!  Why would I need to train a power energy system in a predominantly aerobic sport?  Remember that swimming, b...

Argh! I can't swim the pools are closed.

Something I haven’t seen a lot on is the discussion surrounding the mental side of enforced time off. I initially put out a cordz based program to give my athletes something to do and to help ease the anxiety of not being able to train after putting so many hours into building for a race. But I didn’t comment on the mental and now I think it's necessary.

The General Fitness Phase in Triathlon Season Planning

I feel that the general fitness phase in training plans often go either under utilized or totally neglected.  I would like this blog to shed some l...