Triathlon swimming

Many triathletes find the swim leg of the tri the most taxing, even though most can cycle and run mile after mile.

Why do all those tedious hours of swimming laborious lengths with kickboards, and pull buoys never seem to produce improvement or only yield results that are far too modest for the time and energy invested? Time on your feet and time in the seat work for running and biking. Why not for swimming? It’s because water is a completely different medium from air and so the rules are different. If you try to improve by swimming more and harder (an approach that comes naturally for cyclists or runners), you’ll mainly make your “struggling skills” more permanent; you’ll be a fitter flailer, but still not a good swimmer.

Unless you are an elite athlete, your smartest goal on the swim leg is to exit the water with a low heart rate; the swim leg is so short in comparison to the bike and run that a speedier swim, by itself, won’t make a significant difference in a race that can last for hours. If you do work hard enough to pick up a few minutes in the swim, that effort can easily cost you many minutes back on land.

The Total Immersion swimming technique is based on working with the water not fighting against it. Our triathlon swimming lessons will quickly get you balanced, streamlined and swimming with maximum efficiency – you’ll swim faster whilst saving energy for the bike and run. We’ll show you how practicing swimming in a completely different way from how you train for the other two disciplines can hugely improve your performance, potential, and fulfilment in triathlon

Our triathlon swimming lessons start with an in-depth video analysis of your stroke at one of our 90-minute assessment sessions then we’ll work alongside you in the pool using drills and focal points specific to your needs with ongoing video playback and hands on correction when required. After each session we’ll send you a selection of analysed and annotated videos along with a personalised practice plan to help you quickly master the skills taught.

With Total Immersion triathlon swimming lessons you can:

  • Stand at the beginning of any race and KNOW you can make the swim distance — and make it with ease
  • Know that you don’t have to train as long or as hard in the pool as you thought
  • Know you really CAN master this sport that makes so many otherwise successful athletes feel unfit and uncoordinated

If you’d like to have a chat through the lesson options please give us a call or email – we’d be very happy to help.

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