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Increase Your Swim Fitness with Broken Swim Sets

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One of the best ways to increase overall speed in any event is to break up your swim sessions into smaller units and add rest between those sets.  Doing this allows the body a small recovery period before performing the work load again and thus will allow for longer stretches of time at or above threshold during the course of the workout.  These swim sets are designed for the pool, but similar sets exist for runners and bikes too.

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Mastering the 6-Beat Kick to Improve Your Swim Training

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There are many factors that contribute to a strong freestyle swim stroke. Proper rotation, breathing, and arm technique to name a few. One critical element to master for your freestyle swim stroke is your kick. Specifically, the 6-beat kick is one of the most efficient and streamline techniques to a fast swim split. Here, we’ll cover the basics of the 6-beat kick and drills to help perfect your stroke.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Swimming in the Off-Season

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Welcome to the winter months, a tough time of year to stay motivated, but a great time of year to work on the things that may have hampered performance last season. As you look into the off-season, take each of disciplines from your racing and write out strengths and weaknesses. We’ll look over the next couple months at tips to improve weaknesses in all three areas by addressing some common mistakes and suggesting drills to help correct mechanics. We’ll start with swimming since this is so often where people feel most challenged or intimidated with the triathlon adventure…

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