Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Learn to Swim

One of the scariest things for many people doing their first or fiftieth triathlon is the SWIM.  While there is not much you can do to duplicate the experience of 2500 people swimming next to you in a mass Ironman start, there is something you can do to improve the overall swimming experience -- enroll in a Masters program.

Masters Swimming does not mean that these swimmers are masters at their sport - by any stretch of the imagination.  Masters simply means OLD! Swimmers of all abilities, sizes, ages and personalities are welcome at the pool to refine their strokes with a certified USA Swimming coach on deck.

My coaches at the new Kino Pool in Mesa are Paul and Laura Smith.  They have pushed me to new levels are constantly giving advice and tips on becoming a more efficient swimmer.  They also turned me onto the website  www.goswim.tv which gives video footage on correct techniques and drills to help beginners and experts alike.

Make it a goal to join a Masters team next year.  You'll need a suit, goggles, maybe some pool toys and a nice swim parka for the winter.  It's a great way to improve confidence and ability for your 2010 triathlons.

Here's the link to MAC if you are local  -- http://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=amsmac

1 comment:

  1. dawn patrol at kino! wish i were there.


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