Posted on: September 19, 2018

Swim effectively to conquer your triathlon performance

How well you swim plays a significant part in how well you race. Very rarely do you see someone that suffered in the swim perform well overall in a triathlon.

In the early days of triathlon, ex-swimmers performed extremely well, and often dominated, triathlons around the world; Dave Scott, Mark Allen, Robin Brew, the list goes on.

Being able to use their swim ability to lead from the front and often right from the start, not only put them into a race leading position but their swim effectiveness, or efficiency, meant they expended less energy in doing so.

This latter point, being effective, is a critical point for modern triathletes to be aware of. To win a triathlon it is essential that swim training forms a significant part of overall training.

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