LEARN TO SWIM MORE EFFICIENTLY!
You've heard it before because it's true! The more efficient your swim stroke is the faster your swim times will be. So why do we spend hours chasing up and down the pool practicing an inefficient stroke when we could be improving with every stroke?
As a Total Immersion inspired triathlon coach, I believe in setting a stroke focus for every swim, standing and drilling with that focus and then doing swim sets repeating the more efficient stroke. In my opinion, triathletes don't need to spend endless laps doing flutter board kick sets burning out their already tired legs. Let's face it, we don't use our legs much in a wetsuit, the drive comes from the hips.
If you're interested in getting faster in the water with less physical effort, the Team Triumph Fall session starts on Sept 28th. If you'd like to jump start your swimming now, I also offer private lessons weekdays between 12-3pm.
Details at http://www.pbest.ca/indoor-swim-training/
There has been an incidence of swimmers itch this season in both Meech Lake and the Pond. If you don't know what it is, here are some facts from the Mayo Clinic Website about swimmers itch and how to prevent it:
The itchy rash associated with swimmer's itch looks like reddish pimples or blisters. It may appear within minutes or days after swimming or wading in infested water.
Swimmer's itch usually affects only exposed skin — skin not covered by swimsuits, wet suits or waders. Signs and symptoms of swimmer's itch typically worsen with each exposure to the parasites.Some people are more sensitive to swimmer's itch than others are. And, your sensitivity can increase each time you're exposed to the parasites that cause swimmer's itch.
To reduce the risk of swimmer's itch:
- Choose swimming spots carefully. Avoid swimming in areas where swimmer's itch is a known problem or signs warn of possible contamination. Also avoid swimming or wading in marshy areas where snails are commonly found.
- Avoid the shoreline, if possible. If you're a strong swimmer, head to deeper water for your swim because you may be more likely to develop swimmer's itch if you spend a lot of time in shallow water.
- Rinse after swimming. Rinse exposed skin with fresh water immediately after leaving the water, then vigorously dry your skin with a towel. Launder your swimsuits often. You might even alternate wearing different swimsuits.
- Skip the bread crumbs. Don't feed birds on docks or near swimming areas.
IF YOU'RE NOT A BIG FAN OF LAKE SWIMMING.....
REGISTRATION FOR FALL INDOOR SWIMMING IS NOW OPEN!
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