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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 πŸ˜„
Trent Allan . 3 weeks ago
Oh man, that's glorious Chelsea Downey !
Troy Archer . 3 weeks 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 πŸ™Œ

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Awesome 😎 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
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Damien Dau Absolutely πŸ™ŒπŸ˜„
OBZ Lifestyle . 1 month 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 πŸ˜„

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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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πŸ‘Š go get it!!! 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
That's a good saying right there Scott Coey 
Troy Archer . 1 month 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 . 1 month 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 . 1 month 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 πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
Damien Dau . 1 month 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 . 1 month 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. πŸ™
Troy Archer . 1 month 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 πŸ˜„

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SolidπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
Damien Stacy . 1 month ago

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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 . 2 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 . 2 months ago

Calling all adventurers!

Episode 5 NOW LIVE: The Adventurers
Maelstroms with a Wild Brother, amazing endurance feats from women and a knife wielding Crocodile Dundee. Also sea swimming tips from Dan (@swimfortri). There's techno, George Orwell and crazy amounts of swimming, what more could you possibly want.
Catch it here or at your usual podcast place
https://anchor.fm/…/episod…/Episode-5-The-Adventurers-ek3nb4

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Vicky and Hunter combine for a great new podcast - I talk about sea swimming within coaches corner - listen here - anchor.fm/swimoutpodcast/episodes/Episode-5-The-Adventurers-ek3nb4/a-a3b4d25

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sea swimming advice? check out my guest appearance on the swim out podcast....https://anchor.fm/swimoutpodcast/episodes/Episode-5-The-Adventurers-ek3nb4/a-a3b4d25

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I know what you are thinking, but there are only 6 sessions on this bottle! pah! what use is that?! well to help we have a supporting website where you can get ideas on how to tweak certain sessions to get more. For instance Mainset 4 on the Silver has at least 5 variations eg by inverting the rest periods etc full details here - sessioninabottle.com/how-to

The sessions have been carefully created to be simple to read yet challenging.

As dedicated and devoted coaches we know you need more, need support and guidance. We explain the sessions, how to read the sessions, the glossary of terms etc is all there, you can watch the drills mentioned and get advice on how to arrive at your session swim ready, how to prepare and best swim it. Available here - www.swimfortri.co.uk/shop/

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Great to see the pools stayed. open for SFT during latest CV19
Scott Coey . 2 months ago

Go bold or go home: It may have been 41F the night before, I may have been petrified of serpents, snapping turtles, snakes and the great dark abyss below, it may have been my first swim ever in open water, and it may have taken an hour without a wetsuit - brrrr - but I survived.

ah, the water is so blissfully relaxing.

I have found covid has made me dive right in, do you agree? What are your quarantine firsts?

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Kelly McLay COVIDs turned you to the dark side. Triathlons!!! πŸ˜‰
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You cray, and I respect that! Covid firsts... I have found myself researching deeper to find the source of truth, or at least discovering enough to determine what I can take as the truth. I've also found that i'm actively seeking sources of positivity, like, actually looking around for it. ActivePlace has actually been a really helpful platform for that, from my perspective Kelly McLay
Troy Archer . 2 months ago
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Literally the dark side (water speaking) of positivity Damien Dau & Troy Archer ...game on!
Kelly McLay . 2 months ago
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drill progression of the week

Sunday we were back at one of my favourite pools - LondonFields Lido. After a long warmup we went straight to the single arm drill as it is so effective & so good for all aspects of the full stroke. It is a 'fast' drill so will not allow swimmers to cool off in our openair lido but we allow it to flow into and out of full stroke to keep

For anyone yet to race in Asia, Challenge Taiwan is one of the best local races around. A very relaxed swim start with everyone very polite!πŸ˜…

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Green #swimtechnique #sessioninabottle now available. Special price to order all 4 models we now have available. www.swimfortri.co.uk/product/4-pack-sft-ita-drink-bottle/ #triathlon #openwater no more soggy mess at the end of poolside!

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Drills Coupling

I have been working on the idea of combining swim drills to build a stronger full stroke recently. A few well-known coaches refer to improving the timing and coordination between the arms and legs as coupling. This concept is key to create a fluid full stroke but I feel that when two drills are linked/coupled together they can have a remarkably im

Show the one with the bottle on the head....I’ve failed every time unless it was a beer.....strange that
Scott Coey . 3 months ago

If you are contemplating a long swim next year how about this one? Our relay/blog has been featured on the Lake Geneva Swim Association website - www.lgsa.com/en/blog/swim-and-tonic-lake-geneva-relay-swim

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I have so much respect for people that can swim long distance, amazing, and what a beautiful place dan bullock .
Troy Archer . 3 months ago
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Dan - you said you wanted to do this solo.....Wookiee is your wing man...
Scott Coey . 3 months ago