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Triathlon Swimming Discipline Advice

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

Essential

Togs/Swimsuit
Hat
Goggles
Towel
Flip Flops

Non-essential

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

Essential

Togs/Swimsuit
Wetsuit
Hat x 2 (Neoprene Type)
Goggles
Towel
Flip Flops
Skin Protector/Anti-Chafing Cream

Non-essential

Booties/Neoprene Socks
Ear Plugs
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

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