Swimming is the most technical discipline in triathlon.
Humans are not born to be good swimmers, because we have no flow line in the water and we can not breath under water.
So, seen from a genetic standpoint we should not be in the water :-). But it’s part of the triathlon, so we have to do it.
What should you care about at your swim workouts?
- Good water position
- Ideal flow line
- Perfect drive
- Special breathing techniques
Technique is more important than endurance training.
Studies have shown that a decrease of resistance in water is more important than power. That’s why you should before you increase your training extent or intensity, do a technique training!
Unfortunately swimming is the most unpopular sport of triathlon and most athletes invest less time in this part. Swimming once a week is enough to keep your shape but you will not improve it.
If your swimming workouts gets boring, try a MP3-player for underwater (music or audiobooks during a swim workout) – awesome.