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Avoiding panic in the open water by coach Kevin

16 May 2022 9:19 PM | Anonymous

Avoiding panic in the open water by coach Kevin

  • Critical to get a good warmup and raise your heart rate before any hard sets in an open water training swim or before the start of a race. 
  • Make sure to get plenty of open water swim practice. Swimming in a pool is very different than swimming in open water.

Open water workout:

  1. 15 min warmup – include a few hard efforts as you would before a race 
  2. 3 x 10-20 min (depending on your key race distance) trying to go further with each swim. Take 1-2 min rest between each 10 min. 
  3. In open water your line is as important as your speed so make sure you are sighting frequently to swim straight

Meet Kevin McCormick,  NCCP Certified Triathlon Coach; Triathlon Ontario Certificate –Exercise Physiology for Triathlon; CanFit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist [in training]
Kevin has been working in the endurance sports world for 12 years and competing as an athlete for 21 years. He is the Owner of GoFasterGetFurther Coaching. Kevin is motivated by helping athletes achieve race distances and times that they never thought possible. He helps athletes train with consistency and focus, balanced with the rest of life. Outside of triathlon Kevin enjoys hockey, golf, time with his family, and having a beer while talking about all things sports.

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