Still Learning Lessons Ten Years Later

In over a decade of racing, I figure I have completed nearly 100 different multi-sport races.  As both a coach and an athlete, I feel that I have experienced just about everything you can experience in a race — adverse weather, wrecks, poorly marked course, blatant cheating, etc.  But at this years Music City Triathlon, […]

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SCY v LCM? WTF?

Right now is one of my favorite parts of the year.  Pools are changing and in some cases, outdoor pools are opening.  From the coaching perspective, we find this helps rejuvenate some athletes who enjoy the outdoor feel of swimming under the sun.  Or as a pool switches to long course, it creates a new […]

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Swim Workouts

Based on the feedback I am receiving from my athletes, here are some of their ‘favorite’ swim workouts: #1   3000y SwimSanity 20 x 150 on 20-25 seconds rest as: #1  150 easy #2  50 hard/50easy/50hard #3  150 pull (paddles optional) #4  75 easy/75 hard Repeat This workout can be amended a number of ways:  150 […]

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Prepping your wetsuit

A few weekends, I had the honor of speaking and leading a group workout for the Nashville Triathlon Club.  About 60 athletes showed up that Sunday afternoon for one of the season’s first open water swims.  All week, I was constantly reminding myself to prep my wetsuit for the swim.  Alas, I did not and […]

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Swim Lessons v Masters Swim

There is no debate that swimming is hands down the most difficult discipline to master. Unless you were brought up swimming, learning the technicalities as an adult quite often proves challenging. And to make matters worse, you can log countless hours in the pool and literally not get anywhere with swimming. Fortunately, there are a […]

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Why do you kick?

It wasn’t until this year that I began thinking more and more about my swimming. I knew I wasn’t the fastest or the most efficient. I chalked most of up to not being a swimmer. I wasn’t willing to put in the time and volume needed to become more swimmer-like. But as I worked with […]

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Swim Workouts

The most fun you can have in a pool. Today, I am displaying 3 distinct workouts for different athletes. As always, you can adjust the sets to meet your personal needs. Workout #1: Speed SetTarget: long course triathletes and swimmersTotal: 4400 500 warm up400 (50 drill / 50 swim/ 50 kick / 50 swim)4×100 – […]

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Swim Workouts

Sometimes life gets in the way. It might be family, job or just personal stress. When life gets in the way, keeping to your routine becomes very difficult. Often training is the first to go. Here are three swim workouts that you can complete when time permits. Workout #1 Beginner Level (2000y) Warm Up: 200Drill: […]

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Improving your kick

For most of us, swimming doesn’t come naturally. If you didn’t grow up on a swim team than efficient movement through the water is a foreign concepts. Combine this struggle with a fear of water or drowning and you see why people often shy away from the sport. I do want to highlight a very […]

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