Swimming

Embrace It!

Triathlete J’aime embracing winter running in New England Anticipating the alarm, I lay in the darkness of a winter morning. Knowing it will go off at any moment, but not knowing the actual time. No point in getting up before … Continue reading

Posted in Biking, Blog, Health and Nutrition, Running, Swimming, Triathlon | Comments Off on Embrace It!

Easy Freestyle Weekend Workshop, Clemson University, April 26-27

April 26-27, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday) – This two-day course takes you through all the Total Immersion drills and numerous strategies for full stroke mechanics.  We give you the skills to take home to build your stroke the Kaizen way.  Over … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Swimming, Triathlon | Comments Off on Easy Freestyle Weekend Workshop, Clemson University, April 26-27

Xterra Worlds 2013

Coming out of T2 at Xterra Worlds 2013. Just a little dusty! Loving it! A few years ago, 2011, when I got to this spot on the race course I was almost done the bike portion. At this moment, October … Continue reading

Posted in Biking, Blog, Running, Swimming, Triathlon | Comments Off on Xterra Worlds 2013

Total Immersion Open Water Clinic – Ko Olina Lagoon, HI 11/2/2013

Location: Ko Olina  Lagoon #4 HI.Tuition: $59 –  *($49 early registration before October 4, 2013) – (please note, meals/lodging are not included)Payment type: mail-in or pay palContact: For more information please contact Celeste – admin@TriathlonSkills.com Learn 3 skills to improve: * effortless … Continue reading

Posted in Swimming | Comments Off on Total Immersion Open Water Clinic – Ko Olina Lagoon, HI 11/2/2013

All Levels: Adult Swim Skills – Evergreen Sports Center

Learn to swim with ease!  Develop your fitness and enjoy the company of other swimmers. Adult Swim: Wednesday Nights: at Evergreen Sports Center. Time: 5:30-6:30 pm   Learn to swim with ease this winter by starting with this introduction to … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Swimming, Triathlon | Comments Off on All Levels: Adult Swim Skills – Evergreen Sports Center

Save the “Push,” Focus on the “Pull”

                                                  Save the “Push”, Focus on the “Pull” As an athlete and a Triathlon coach for … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Health and Nutrition, Running, Swimming, Triathlon, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Save the “Push,” Focus on the “Pull”

Peak Over the Edge…

Today I had an athlete I am coaching ask if she should take Tylenol, acetaminophen (ACT), before the start of an Olympic Distance Triathlon. Her reasoning being is that she had read a study that taking ACT boosted performance by masking the perception … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Health and Nutrition, Running, Swimming, Triathlon, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Peak Over the Edge…

Daring Greatly (guest post)by Jane Bridges

                                                                                … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Swimming, Triathlon, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Daring Greatly (guest post)by Jane Bridges

A BFA Swim: Waterlemon Cay, USVI

      Swimming with Friends @ Waterlemon Cay, USVI Thursday has become a traditional hike to Waterlemon Cay for a swim during TriathlonSkills/Total Immersion Open Water Camps on St John in the USVI. It starts with getting there. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Swimming | Comments Off on A BFA Swim: Waterlemon Cay, USVI

Easy Freestyle Workshop: Loon Mt. May 3-4

Easy Freestyle Weekend Workshop May 3-4, 2014 Lincoln, NH Location: Mountain Club on Loon Resort, 90 Loon Mtn Rd, Lincoln, NH. 03251 Tuition: $495 Payment type: check or credit card Contact: For more information please contact Celeste admin@TriathlonSkills.com  Description: This two-day … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Swimming | Tagged , | Comments Off on Easy Freestyle Workshop: Loon Mt. May 3-4

Easy Freestyle Workshop: Loon Mt. July 13-14

July 13-14, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) – This two-day course takes you through all the Total Immersion drills and numerous strategies for full stroke mechanics resulting in a freestyle that is faster, easier, and more efficient for the long haul. … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Swimming | Tagged , | Comments Off on Easy Freestyle Workshop: Loon Mt. July 13-14

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

Posted in Blog, Swimming, Triathlon | Comments Off on Avoid Freaking out, Practice!

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

Posted in Blog, Swimming | Comments Off on A Good Swim Foundation

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

Posted in Swimming | Comments Off on Tempo Trainer for Speed

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

Posted in Swimming | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Swimming | Leave a comment
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

Posted in Blog, Swimming | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog, Swimming | Leave a comment