View Full Version : NEWBIE needing help

November 8th, 2002, 08:44 AM
Hey, ive just started training for a triathlon but my swimming really sucks. I really dont have the first idea. Could you guys give me any pointers on technique and training in general?


November 10th, 2002, 12:02 AM
Yo Scottyo!

You did not say what kind of triathlon you are training for, but if you are working toward a sprint distance race with the swim in a friendly body of water, like a warm lake, and your swimming goal is to simply survive, then I would say a few sessions with a coach or a swim clinic will take you a long way. If your swimming goals are bigger and more long term, I would highly recommend finding a masters team. You might also find out if there is a triathlon organization in your town and see what resources they offer. Get some instruction with someone who can watch you swim. There are also many books on swimming technique and triathlon swimming that can help.

Good luck!