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Is the Amica 19.7 Phoenix triathlon swim the 'Skankiest swim Ever!'? by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 06 Nov 2011 1:36pm Matty Reed won the Amica 19.7 triathlon in Arizona today. After the race Reed tweeted, "So I won the Amica 19.7..But that was the Skankiest swim Ever! Going home to sanitize myself. Need scrubing brush maybe Pro-biotic pills !" and "No way was that water tested.. Firebird Lake or will see in a few hours." Which of cours ... Read on »
Article on Triathlon Swimming Technique by Donna Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Jun 2009 10:11pm Triathlon Swimming in a Nutshell Marty Gaal - June 2003 The swim portion of a triathlon is usually one of the biggest challenges for both newcomers and veterans in the sport. The swim of even the shortest sprint event presents a host of difficulties. You may find yourself surrounded by thrashing bodies, gasping for air, when someone inadvert ... Read on »
Triathlon For Runners: Triathlon Swimming 101 by Amy H. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 10:09pm       This article is part of a new series focused on triathlon information for runners.  Since we know cross training is good for runners and biking and swimming are popular cross training exercise, why not mix it up and add a triathlon race to your calendar?   Lana, from her blog The Fire Inside  offered her expertise in this topic in ... Read on »
Top 5 Triathlon Swimming Problems And What You Can Do About It by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Jun 2013 1:02pm Let’s face it....an open water triathlon swim can be a bit uncomfortable. Whether it’s the large crowds of people pushing or elbowing on the beach or in the water for precious space, the physical adrenaline rush of the race start, or simply the fact that swimming is potentially the most “dangerous” part of a triathlon, swimming problems ... Read on »
The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD by Jeff Irvin Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Nov 2009 10:01pm Ok, so if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know that I struggle with swimming. More specifically I struggle with the Open Water Swim. I can pound out lap after lap in the indoor pool but when it comes time to race in a lake my form and fitness seem to escape me! I have never had any formal lessons and everything I have lear ... Read on »
Trimommy Review: The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD by Kelly Posted Mon 07 Dec 2009 12:00am A few weeks ago, Kevin Koskella, the triswimcoach, sent me a copy of his DVD, The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD, to review. Yesterday I sat down to watch it, and here are my thoughts. The content of the DVD is fantastic, especially for beginner and even intermediate swimmers.  He does a great job of explaining many beginn ... Read on »
Ten tips for a faster triathlon swim in 2010 by pro triathlete Mark Van Akkeren by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 25 Apr 2010 7:00am Editor's Note: These swim tips by USA professional triathlete Lindsey Corbin were provided by our friends at Xterra Wetsuits. 1) Buy new goggles (same model you normally use) and swim in them once or twice prior to the race. 2) Spit is the best, most perfect anti-fog product EVER, it's also readily available on race morning. 3) ... Read on »
Gear up with essentials for running, cycling, triathlon, swimming, and yoga by Madsweat Health Maven Posted Sat 26 May 2012 12:27pm                                 Shop now for your Mad Gear and save  BIG  Shop Amazon Athlete - Gear for Fitness, Cycling Read on »
Ten tips for a faster triathlon swim in 2010 by pro triathlete Yvonne Van Vlerkin by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 18 Apr 2010 6:17am Editor's Note: These swim tips by USA professional triathlete Lindsey Corbin were provided by our friends at Xterra Wetsuits. 1) Get yourself into your rhythm as soon as possible for an Ironman distance event. Focus on deep breathing and a long, powerful stroke. As for shorter distance events, I just go as hard as I can from the start! ... Read on »
My Sprint Triathlon Swim Training Plan by LeePinkOC Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 8:00am Before I talk about Tuesday's awesome swim workout, I wanted to mention that I took my new road bike out for a ride on Monday evening, and I did not fall a single time as I thought I would !  Yay me!  I did a 1.5 mile warmup to go run errands, and then I did a full 38 minute ride in Central Park which ended up being close to 9 miles.  Slow, but ... Read on »