Triathlon Swimming Disciple Advice
Swimming should be the most natural sport for the human race. We spent 9 months in water before we took our first breath. Swimming is one of the best low impact non-contact sports that can be enjoyed and continued well into the senior years when the knees and hips have expired.
Gear Required for Swimming Pool Based
Buoyancy Shorts – Improve body position.
Fins – Usually required for beginners (Short Blade). Improves body position while activating their kick.
Paddles – For more experienced swimmers to promote optimum hand position in the water and improve stroke technique.
Gear Required for Sea Based Swimming
Hat x 2 (Neoprene Type)
Skin Protector/Anti-Chafing Cream
Dry Bag to store wet suit on the way home
Tide table Book
High Visibility Tow Float
Waterproof Case for Phone/Keys
All of the above can be purchased at prices ranging from entry level to full pro set-up depending on where you find yourself but remember good technique and efficiency in the water is priceless.
This advice can be downloaded as a PDF here: Swimming Advice Sheet
Thanks to Rose Browne 14th May 2018