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Be careful what you wish for…

Be Careful What You Wish For…. A light hearted look at how the green-eyed monster might rear its ugly head as you watch that great swimmer in the next lane to you. Sometimes the water might not be greener the other side of the lane rope. The next time you look enviously at your teammate who swims like a fish remember the downside f

Working from home has allowed me to rekindle my love for swimming, with quick dips before the working day begins. 

Not only does it set me up for the day feeling cooled off with a clear mind, no one can talk to me while I swim laps, I can’t check emails or slack messages, all I can do is follow the black lines on the bottom of the pool.

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How good is it when fitness meets therapy @Cecilia Blakeley! That black line wants nothing from you, all it wants to do is help you get to where you're going, and tell you in advance when you need to get ready to stop. Love it.
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
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great looking pool, where is it please?
dan bullock . 1 month ago
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@dan bullock  Surry Hills in Sydney, just within the Price Albert park.
Cecilia Blakeley . 1 month ago
*Prince Alfred park... bloody autocorrect
Cecilia Blakeley . 1 month ago
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A beautiful Saturday ride out towards the cane fields. How lucky we are to live so close to incredible scenery.


Back to back weekend 100km rides, 3km swims and 20km runs! Ironman training well and truly in progress πŸ˜±

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Training and solitude, and nature, ahhhh, so good @Natalie Arnold 
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
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@Troy Archer Thanks Troy, no brown snakes to get in the way on this ride! 2021 goal, get Tory out on a ride to the cane fields!
Natalie Arnold . 1 month ago
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@Troy Archer By Tory I mean Troy πŸ˜†
Natalie Arnold . 1 month ago
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Hahaha @Natalie Arnold - i'll let Tory know you're going to hunt him down! Damn those brown snakes, I can't believe we both have brown snake encounters to speak of!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
@Troy Archer just another thing in common :D
Natalie Arnold . 1 month ago

If you have access to a pool this lockdown wonderful. If you need some dryland swim training guidance, this might help -https://www.swimfortri.co.uk/blog-standard/

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If you still have pool access, great

With Pools Closed here are 10things to focus on and help your swimming. Watch this for inspiration, a technically beautiful FC swimmer - Katie Ledecky Do this - our Mon and Wed Dryland stretch cords. Lots of sessions stored here from last year. Listen to this - FC tech podcast with Annie Emmerson who wa

Every day of the holidays started here. Feeling rested and ready to tackle a new year. 

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K E T T L E Bells 

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- Kettle bell swings 1 min on 20 seconds rest 

   X 3 sets ( can increase as you get stronger)


- Kettle bell lunges 3 x 15 each leg , find a

   weight that challenges you for the 15 reps


- Goblet squat 3 x 15 - 20 reps , making sure 

   You go deep and controlled in the squat 


- T-REX Walk , landing on heals and rolling 

   Through up onto your toes 


- Dead lift , keeping back straight and head up 


- Kettle bell drag , keep the movement

   Controlled and back flat holding a plank 


- Weighted eccentric calf raises, Do this off a 

   a step to get a deep full movement ( can 

   with no weight and build up to keep it 

   controlled ) 

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Epic! Thanks for sharing, @Ryan Miller 
Jay Woods . 2 months ago
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This is just what I need. Thanks @Ryan Miller 
Damien Dau . 2 months ago

Many pools now closed, need some dryland swimming? I filmed & saved all of LD1 stretch cord sessions- hope these help - 

youtube.com/user/swimfortri

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How good is Summer!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸ˜‚

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Less pool time & more dryland training in 2021? Let’s hope not but what are my dryland options? The topic of my @VEnduranceConference lecture last month. Now available onYT. Link - youtu.be/G_JYcrjr1x8

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Less pool time & more dryland training in 2021? Let’s hope not but what are my dryland options? The topic of my @VEnduranceConference lecture last month. Now available onYT. Link - 

youtu.be/G_JYcrjr1x8

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Introducing a Mentor; Dan Bullock

What do you do and how did you get into it?I'm a Swim Coach specialising in openwater. After a long career as an elite swimmer I switched to Triathlon in the late 90s and lots of people asked me how I swam like I did. I did not really know what to tell them. I knew a lot about swim technique having been fascinated for years but not how to teach/

I am a big fan of Dan and SFT and lucky enough to count him as a friend as well as my coach
Scott Coey . 2 months ago
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Damien Dau . 2 months ago

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Mini Training Plan

So this has been a pretty popular yet simple training plan over the years to use in the run up to Xmas. I am going to progress it slightly so it has an added twist. Thanks to Mr Trew for the original concept. Join us in Italy in May if you fancy more of this kind of fun, challenging swimming on the Trew Training Camp. Try one of these

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The Christmas Silly Swim

The Swimming Silly Season – on the 87th 100m of Christmas my Swim Coach gave to me. 7 breaths per length….4 kicks per arm cycle, 25 strokes over 25m and a pullbouy between my ankles…. you get the idea…I called this article ‘Silly Season’ since it is the time of year when overly long swimming sets seem to take

It’s Wednesday- Get over the hump!! 

Actual footage of me so excited to leave for the pool this AM (this was the best image).  And double taking, is that the moon? As I left (it was).  

2400m swim β˜‘οΈ

baby fed β˜‘οΈ 

Onto run ??‍♀️ 

Send more coffee! #momoftheyear #getitdone


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Kelly McLay is that a coffee in your boys hand.....maybe your coach should move the swimming to outdoor pools, no complaints then ? Scott Coey 
Damien Dau . 3 months ago
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?? Damien Dau ...baby steps, I’m no ice swimmer although I do know a very talented one! And yes, ??‍♀️ Nothing like a baby & caffeine. Mom of the year...
Kelly McLay . 3 months ago
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As pools reopen and swimming resumes here in the UK at least make sure you have a plan ! #openwater #triathlon #swimming #trainingplan 

The next best thing if you can’t join us at our sessions, except of course www.sessioninabottle.com ? all good options shall we say ! 

     https://store.swimfortri.co.uk

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Todays stretch cord session hastily being written up! enjoy. Not long until the pools reopen, keep your arms busy until then! 


All the 5s! rest 30 between the blocks of 5mins


5min easy warm up working on elbow pivot and EVF

4min strong / 1 min backstroke with light dumbbells

4min strong / 1 min fast FC

4min strong / 1 min backstroke with heavy dumbbells

4min strong / 1 min fast FC

4min strong / 1 min backstroke with light dumbbells

4min strong / 1 min fast FC

Strong is your choice today, fast & technical, slow and strong, solid pace - how are you feeling it?

5m easy recovery and stretch

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I did it...I survived week one.  It’s not saying much considering I covered 95 miles in the week when I’m looking at 140 in a day but...week one is in the green with a lot of firsts: first legit training, first swim workout, first double session, first hill repeat set, first 95 mile week! And a return to not getting locked into my bike...?

Happy Monday - try some firsts! Do you have any? 

#mondaymotivation #giveitatri #tritraining 

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Openwater to Pool

Why is my Open Water speed not transferring to the Pool? After extended lockdowns meaning longer OW swimming seasons and pool reopening we hope next week, some things to consider.You might have seen our ‘Why is my Pool speed not transferring to Open Water’ article and felt you suffered from the opposite phenomenon. This is the usual si

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time on your hands

With pools closed in the UK here are 10 things to focus on & help your swimmingWatch this for inspiration, a technically beautiful FC swimmer - Katie Ledecky Do this - our Mon and Wed Dryland stretch cords or email me for the zoom link. [email protected] to this - FC tech podcast with Annie Emmerson (from tomorrow ) who was not a n

As usual on the weekend just throwing in a little incentive (would be nice to make just one big trip to the PO on Monday) free coffee cup with each 4pack. #intelligenttraining #sessioninabottle be ready for when #swimmingpools reopen


www.swimfortri.co.uk/product/sft-intelligent-training-aid-drink-bottle/

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Has taken a few months but the early mornings are now super easy and oh so worth it when the view is like this!

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Love the photo Chelsea ?
Trent Allan . 4 months ago
Oh man, that's glorious Chelsea Downey !
Troy Archer . 4 months ago

So as before, we will be running stretchcord swim sessions again during lockdown (here in the UK while pools close for November).


I will post them to youtube if you cannot make the live sessions. Check them out here - 


www.youtube.com/user/swimfortri/videos


Look out for the zoom invite soon or email [email protected]

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#weswam a variation on Silver Mainset 5 #sessioninabottle - Rest 30 between all swims until the 100s

500 fins and paddles 

400 FC breathing every 5th

300 pull& paddles , (PB in alternating up/down positions)

200 kick focus or Body position drills

100 build from 60 to 80% 

into 15 x 100m strong (at least as fast as the last previous 100), rest 20. 3km set

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#weswam a variation on Silver Mainset 5 #sessioninabottle - Rest 30 between all swims until the 100s

500 fins and paddles 

400 FC breathing every 5th

300 pull& paddles , (PB in alternating up/down positions

200 kick focus or Body position drills

100 build from 60 to 80% 

into 15 x 100m strong (at least as fast as the last previous 100), rest 20. 3km set

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OBZ Lifestyle   Athlete @migetmagic Giving us a good look at home as to how good this right hand beach break at Kirra Point Australia really is ?

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Awesome ? 
Damien Dau . 4 months ago
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Damien Dau Absolutely ??
OBZ Lifestyle . 4 months ago

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What Swimmers/Triathletes want.

If you attend a Tri specific pool fitness session as a swimmer or coach some of this might resonate. I am afraid I do not have all the answers to some of these dilemmas as some athletes are just uncoachable and will hop from one coach to the next expecting miracles. Hopefully if it gets you as a coach or athlete thinking then it might just h

@obz Athlete @alyssalock Always Inspiring the younger generation of up and coming surf girls ?

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I see you FIT and I raise you this for a Monday

Fitness International Travel Kelly McLay 

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? go get it!!! 
Damien Dau . 4 months ago
That's a good saying right there Scott Coey 
Troy Archer . 4 months ago

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What I learned at KOKORO #55

Hopefully the photo above gives you an insight into just how difficult, gruelling, and punishing the 50 hours I spent completing KOKORO #55 really were. A year on from the event (18th to the 20th of October, 2019) everything I learnt during it is even more reinforced, and I realise now how the decision to attempt KOKORO was the best decision I m

Awesome read!! Can’t wait to see the tattoo!!!
Cecilia Blakeley . 4 months ago
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Amazing story mate Trent Allan, thanks for sharing. A pretty incredible thing to achieve and can only imagine the feeling after the final whistle went! 
Jay Woods . 4 months ago
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Trent Allan awesome mate. A super human effort. The depths you would have gone to I imagine even surprised yourself. A true life achievement ??
Damien Dau . 4 months ago
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Such a great read. Makes you realize the day to day we often think as tough is nothing but. 
Trevor Manwarring . 4 months ago
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Beyond inspiring Trent Allan , this makes me even more proud to be working alongside you. Thank you for taking the time to share the story, truly appreciated. ?
Troy Archer . 4 months ago
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OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @jugjugheadhead is a Big wave surfer always pushing the limits and always making sure the mind is strong and the body is healthy ?

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session in a bottle..

A short clip as we migrate swimtips from the stairwell to swimtips from the shed now I have moved and have some more space. My posh shed is where the magic happens, swim sessions, ideas, new kit. How do you make swimmers faster is all I have asked of myself regardless of the swimmer. Different swimmers need different help.SWIMTIPS FROM THE SHEDWha

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Slow Swimming

I have been challenging my swimmers for quite some time now (pre covid/lockdown) with a simple yet challenging swim drill. To be honest it is not really a drill just slowed down FC. However it is not as simple as it sounds if done well. Why would you do it? well most drills either restrict bad habits or encourage good, they challenge you to work h

Marc Jenkins raced at the Athens Olympics. Not the finish he wanted but listen in for some great Tri racing and coaching insights as he and his wife (World Champ Helen Jenkins) start coaching outfit JinxSports 


https://anchor.fm/swim-for-tri/episodes/30mins-with-Olympian-Marc-Jenkins--That-moment-at-the-Athens-Games--coaching-and-the-new-Jinx-Sport-concept-ekmhfp

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Fins and Paddles

Fins and Paddles is one of my favourite combinations of swim equipment. Great for that lovely combination we call technical endurance. Ideal as we slowly build up our fitness alongside our technique at the moment post lockdown. The paddles should be be big enough to allow a solid hold on the water but don’t forget to pull with the forearm as

We spoke to one of the voices of Ironman and found out how she manages to talk for 9+ hours! welcome Joanne Murphy IM commentator, founder of TriTalkingSport and Galway Tri member - 


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Still waiting for your club/masters sessions to resume? we can help. Our training plans cover practically all #triathlon & #openwater distances. Make use of the free 2 week return to swimming plan to get started while getting familiar with swim training again 

https://app.swimfortri.co.uk

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Great work Swim For Tri . Looks awesome. 
Damien Dau . 5 months ago

#weswam the Trewy Special last night at Lon Fields. So called after the legendary coach British Olympic Coach Steve Trew introduced it to me. A subtle variation of the original allowing many mixed abilities at different levels of fitness to swim at their own paces.


In 10min swim ? x 50m swims with 10secs rest at each end. Record the amount of 50m swims you achieve. Keep it steady and technical, keep it consistent.
Rest 1min Repeat as -
In 20min swim ? x 100m FC swims with 20secs rest aiming for a similar amount.
Finish with -
10min swim ? x 50m FC swims with 15secs rest aiming for same number of swims throughout. 

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I miss my swimming ?
Scott Coey . 5 months ago