Member Question: The 'Other' Swim Strokes

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So tell me why I want to bother swimming the other strokes? I'm IM training, and plan to swim freestyle for the entire race, is there an advantage to working on the other strokes?

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So tell me why I want to bother swimming the other strokes? I'm not the fastest swimmer, but I can swim freestyle steady for a long time. Since I'm IM training, and plan to swim freestyle for the entire race, is there an advantage to working on the other strokes or should I stick to freestyle?

Answer from Kevin Koskella

TriSwimCoach.com

 

Fantastic question!

Cross training, or swimming strokes besides freestyle when training for a race, has several advantages. Let’s look at some reasons to work the other strokes and a sample workout for your next race.

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date: May 20, 2008

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I'm at http://www.TriSwimCoach.com- a resource for beginning through intermediate level triathletes looking for help with swimming. The site features a free email newsletter offering tips and articles on triathlon swimming. I have also written an electronic book titled “The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming” and created "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD", both available on www.triswimcoach.com.

For a 20% DISCOUNT on Zoomers Z2 fins and Freestyler paddles, go to www.finisinc.com and use discount code ‘aggies20’ at checkout!

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