The Importance of Swim Technique Training

Just returned from another excellent coached swim technique session. Improved swim technique should help me in triathlons next year and things are moving forward.

Phew! Just returned from a 1-hour training session a the nearby pool. I’ve started taking technique training lessons once a week to improve my self taught crawl stroke. In the four times that I’ve been the coach has managed to tear my stroke apart and swim in a new way. All he’s now missing to completely change how I swim is adapt my legs as well.

What I wanted to mention, though, is that what those four sessions have given me in return feels so important, and that’s the reason I wanted to recommend taking lessons.

With a swim coach, I want to:

  • swim faster;
  • swim using less energy / have more energy left after the swim;
  • be more confident in the water;
  • enjoy swimming more;
  • learn quickly;
  • achieve my race goals faster.

I’d say I’ve reached all of the above after just four sessions plus a few training sessions.

To the right you’ll see my most recent swim sessions.

Man, this is well worth the money and it’s fun to see how much better I get from just knowing how it should be done right. Not saying I’m doing things right, OK – just saying I am practicing in that direction.

And now that I’m done with my post workout food, I’ll go crash. An hour of swimming does take its toll – especially in the evening. Good night!

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