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Learn a relaxed swim technique while also boosting your endurance.

Many triathletes dread the swim. Some fear it. While others just find it draining. It doesn’t have to be this way. Practicing a handful of adjustments to your stroke can turn the swim from a chore to a relaxing — dare we say fun — activity.

Our course teaches you these skills, plus gives you workouts to practice each one. After all, if you’re going to swim laps to help your endurance, doesn’t it make sense to also work on techniques that will make it easier?

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Drills: Catch-Up /// Single Arm Drill
We’re practicing breathing in this workout. I encourage you to practice timing and relaxing. During the warm up, hang on to the side and bob. Practice yoga breathing in through mouth and out through nose. Relax. The Stroke Set and Main Set both have drills to practice upfront swimming. Breathing early in the pull while the opposite arm is extended opens up a long window to take a breath. Commit to relaxed swimming during this workout.
Drills: Catch-Up
In this workout, we’re practicing Upfront Swimming, a.k.a Front Quadrant Swimming. (See the description in the sidebar below.) Upfront Swimming is key to a smooth, relaxed stroke. The Main Set uses a pull buoy and snorkel, so that you can isolate your timing without thinking about kicking or turning your head to breathe. If you don’t have this equipment, don’t worry. Just swim. Stretch out your stroke. Relax.
Drills: Kick w/ Arms by Side
Finding the right body position can be a true moment of enlightenment. Everything starts fitting into place when your body position is right. We’ll use a kick drill during the Stroke Work Set and then some pulling in the Main Set. Throughout this set explore various body positions. Small adjustments can make a huge difference. Be sure to read the Skill & Drill comments below. Have fun!