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Links to all our Swimming related articles

This page is an organised list of links to all our swimming related blog posts.

The information shared in our blog posts is based on the positive practical experiences we have had with our athletes over the years.
Our hope is that you will benefit from the successes they have had.

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Click on the Table of Contents to quickly find what interests you, or just scroll down the page.

Table of Contents

Swimming Terms and Workout Abbreviations

A list of the terms and abbreviations we regularly use when coaching open water swimmers and triathletes.

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What type of swimmer are you?

Characteristics of different swimmers

Characteristics of Novice swimmers

 

Characteristics of Intermediate swimmers

 

Characteristics of Advanced swimmers

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Key Swim Training Sets

Depending on the distance you intend to race, the key training sessions you need to focus on are vastly different. The key swim sets to race 1500m in a pool are vastly different from those of a triathlete completing 1500m in open water as the first leg of an Olympic distance triathlon, for example.

To achieve your optimal speed and form, it is imperative to understand and integrate various key sessions into your training plan. This will also keep you mentally fresh.

The blog posts below will address the key swimming sessions for open-water swimmers and triathletes.

Technique-Specific Swim Sets

Often neglected in favour of high pace and distance sets, technique-specific swim sets will improve your efficiency, decrease your susceptibility to injury and lead to major improvements in your swim times

Most often technique drills only form part of the warm warm-up, but at certain times of the year technique-specific swim sets should substitute some of the easier and recovery sessions.


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Aerobic Swim Sets

Muscular Endurance Swim Sets

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Strength Swim Sets

Threshold Swim Sets

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Speed Swim Sets

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Test Swim Sets

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Swimming Tools

Snorkel

What is a swimming snorkel?

Types of swimming snorkel

Why use a snorkel?

Pull Buoy

What is a Pull Buoy?

Why use a Pull Buoy?

Pull Buoy vs Floatation shorts.

Paddles

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Kick Boards

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Fins

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Ankle Band

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Swimming Drills

Drills for Novice swimmers

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Drills for Intermediate swimmers

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Drills for Advanced swimmers

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Land Training

Posture

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Flexibility Training

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Core Strength

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Resistance cords

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Gym Work

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