Swimming

Avoid Freaking out, Practice!

  Ah Spring!  Time to get out of the pool and into the open water to practice your swim skills.  Triathletes of all level of skill and fitness really need to get in the open water prior to their first … Continue reading

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A Good Swim Foundation

Mid 2000 I organized a kids swim team.  My job was to coach them in all four strokes, freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breastroke.  As a Total Immersion swim coach, I would be very focused on swim quality over quantity.  I … Continue reading

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Tempo Trainer for Speed

A veteran triathlete of 5 years recently asked me to start coaching her for her 2012 season.  One of the swim sets I asked her to do in the pool was to swim a series of 200’s with the tempo trainer … Continue reading

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Tempo Trainer for speed

The last day I had a chance to swim I was pressed for time.  I pulled out my Finis Tempo Trainer (a waterproof metronome), set it to 1.15 (it would “beep” every 1.15 seconds).  I decided to swim 3×500 w … Continue reading

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Maho Bay, Virgin Islands, Open Water Clinic

Celeste St. Pierre joined Terry Laughlin, founder of Total Immersion swim technique, to host an open water, all-women, swim experience at Maho Bay, Virgin Islands in January, 2010. Maho Bay is known for its warm, calm, sheltered bays, which seldom … Continue reading

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Cold Water - photo by Niko Pettersen

Tips for Cold Water Swimming

Swimmers never know when we are going to be faced with a swim in some frigid water: early spring, fall, ocean swims. Cold water can be a surprise to the body but we can get ourselves ready for the swim … Continue reading

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Swim: Your Weakest Link?

Growing up most of us learned to swim by going to a YMCA or Boys and Girls club or community recreation pool. I know I did just that. Fast forward several years to the early 90’s and I am standing … Continue reading

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