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Swim Tips – Racing

In 1984 there was an tri that was based on each leg taking approximately the same amount of time. It was called the Equilateral Triathlon and the swim leg was 5.6 miles, the bike 50 miles and the run 20 … Continue reading

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Swim Tips – Shoulders & Flexibility

Shoulder strength and flexibility are the two things that will always be the limiters in swimming along with having enough time to swim a lot and the boredom of swimming a lot. If you don’t have a long swimming history … Continue reading

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Gym Tips 2

Med Ball V-ups During this abs exercise neither the ball, your head or feet ever touch the ground.

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Gym Tips 1

Dumbbell Pull-overs Most stretched position. Lower to this point carefully. Huge stretch. Then finish with Dumbbell above eyes, keeping tension on the muscles. Best over-all upper body exercise in the gym for swimming. Build up weight slowly.

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Coaching Kids

Coaches’ Characteristics

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Making Champions

Awhile ago I wondered aloud along with many others in New Zealand whether we had an unrealistic expectation of our athletes. New Zealand has a long history of international sporting success but now it seems the competition is getting a lot … Continue reading

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Scott And Erins Life In Sport

Our triathlon life has mirrored our life before triathlon to an amazing degree. The defining word to describe us is persistence. We just keep at it until we get there.

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