Lesson #7 – Free Golf and Speed Work

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By Kevin Koskella, www.triswimcoach.com

As your stroke continues to improve and come together based on the first 6 lessons and all the practicing you’ve been doing, it’s time to work on speed in the water.

Improving speed in swimming is more than just doing a few sprints at the beginning and end of your workouts. It takes a little more thinking, but I promise there is no high level math involved!

The first thing is to just practice counting strokes.

Start off with 4x25-yard or meter swims. Count your strokes on each swim (each time your hand extends out in front is 1 stroke). Take :10 rest after each. Don’t try to hit any one number. Just get an idea of your range.

Now, do 4x25’s again. This time, subtract 1 stroke with each length that you do. Do it again and add a stroke for each length. You’re getting the feel of stroke counting!

For the next set, you will do 8x50’s with :20 rest in between each. [.....]

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date: March 5, 2006

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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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