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Posts Tagged: "coaching"

I did it! I swam from England to France on a beautiful sunny October day in 2014.

I had decided to go for it after crewing in mid-September on a Channel swim for a swimming buddy who I'd met on the SwimTrek long-distance training camp in April. The water temperature at the time was 18C and it was still 17.something at the end of September which is positively balmy for the...

5 tips for SwimTrek novices

You know when you're told that something might be useful, that you should take it 'just in case', yet you ignore the advice and assume it 'won't happen to me'? That's exactly what happened to me on my second SwimTrek tour to the Croatian Dalmatian Coast last week....

SwimTrek Coach, Dan Abel on the importance of pre-season training

Swimming faster, something we all want to do right? And often this is one of the hardest things to achieve. Your swim performance has three main foundations; your technique; your fitness and your open water skills. The more proficient you are at all three the faster you will swim.Swim technique...

Product Review: Garmin Swim, PoolMateHR & the PoolMate

SwimTrek operations assistant Laura Sajnog headed to the pool over the winter to test three lap counting watches, the Garmin Swim, Pool Mate HR and Pool Mate. Read the SwimTrek review here. Garmin Swim (RRP 129.99) The Garmin swim offers distance, pace, stroke count and stroke ID. As well as...

Product Review: Garmin Forerunner 910XT and Finis Hydro Tracker

SwimTrek guide Ricky Andrews took a dip in Brighton Sea to test two GPS devices aimed at the swimming and open water market, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT and the Finis Hydro Tracker. Read the SwimTrek review here. Garmin Forerunner 910XT (RRP 329.99) Garmin are well established in providing...

SwimTrek Training Technique - Sighting

Sighting is an important skill to develop for open water swimming. As the visibility may not be good and there will be no lane lines, you will need to lift your head regularly to see where you are going. For breaststroke swimmers this is not much of a problem, as you will be looking forward every...

SIMON’S TECHNIQUE TIP – SWIMMING IN A PACK

Lane swimming in a pool is great for training for doesn’t help when coming to race day. In the open water when in a race or swimming in a pack you need to be aware of the changing environments such as the start and turning buoys. Many swimmers new to open water panic when faced with legs, elbows...

Dive Into Your Next Swim Challenge

One of the toughest physical challenges in the world is the English Channel swim. For many swimmers to commit to a solo swim is beyond their grasp, but an alternative exists. You could also be joining a select few by taking part in a channel relay swim With the 2013 Channel swim season well...

Open Water Swimming Training Tooting Bec Lido, London, UK

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Open Water Swimming Training Tips for 2013

Here are some of the most common swim coaching inquires our London swimming coach Dan Abel has received: I want to swim faster and more efficiently I have trouble with my breathing I am training for an open water swim or triathlon and need help I have had shoulder trouble/injury If you have...