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Off Season Swim Training for Triathletes

Off Season Swim Training for Triathletes

It is now October, which means most triathletes are done with their competitive season.  Of those athletes, many will stop swimming completely as they back off of their training for the winter. Come spring time, they will surely find that … Continue reading

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In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

In the FINIS Office: Ben Lecomte

We were very fortunate to have Ben Lecomte come to the FINIS office today. Ben currently holds the World Record for the longest swim in history, when in 1998 he swam from the East coast of the United States over … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Kicking

The Ups and Downs of Kicking

If there is one thing that is often overlooked by swimmers, it is most definitely the kick. Being a distance freestyler most of my life, I never felt the need to use my legs during a race. The kick is … Continue reading

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Ankle Flexibility

Ankle Flexibility

Kicking while swimming is a key component to moving your body forward in the water and having a proper body line. Underwater dolphin kicking in the streamline position has emerged as a “fifth stroke”, due to its incredible speed. For … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Time to Work the Legs

Workout Wednesday: Time to Work the Legs

Warm up: 400 free 8×50 kick :10seconds rest 400 free 4×100 kick :10 seconds rest (2 minutes rest) Slide on your FINIS Fins: 4×300 :20seconds rest Odd: 100 kick/100 swim/100 kick Even: 100 swim/100 kick/100 swim (2 minutes rest) Stroke … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Blossom into a Better Swimmer

Warm-up: 1200 (repeat below twice) 400 free breathing every 3 200 drill by 50′s; finger tip drag drill- (concentrate on high elbow) & Six kick side drill- (long smooth, extenuate rotation of hips, finish pull all the way) Kick/skull (4 … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Pot Luck

This weeks workout I’m titling it Pot Luck. It is a little bit of everything…enjoy! Warm-up 200 free 100 IM/drill 50 kick 50 free 100 IM/swim 200 kick Breath Control 9×100 :15 seconds rest, breath pattern By 100′s- 3, 5, … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Let’s Work That Upper Body

In this weeks workout we are going to really work your upper body. As we know in swimming having upper body strength is VERY important….so let’s work that upper body!! Warm-up: 2x:          1×200 free 1×100 drill/choice … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Workin’ on Walls

The focus to this weeks’ workout is to perfect every push off and every turn. No breathing into the wall from the flags in and two dolphin kicks off each wall and two stroke before your first breath. Warm-up: 200 … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday – Trip Back in Time

A trip back in time…one of my best sets ever completed- Summer of 1994 (LCM), 20×400 on 4:40, last 5 descending On the last one- touched the wall at 4:19 So in this Wednesday’s workout, let’s take a stroke from there: Warm-up … Continue reading

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