SS head coaches Paul Newsome and Adam Young are across in the UK from Australia in July and August, and will be running three Swim Smooth clinics. Sign up quick, there won't be any more this year :
The main purpose of the trip is running our Coach Education courses and watching the Olympics, so we only have time for three clinics.
Adam and Paul were recently interviewed in the June issue of Triathlete Europe magazine in their 'Industry Insider' feature. If you missed the mag and would like to find out a bit more about how Swim Smooth came to be and where we're heading, you can read the article here :
Triathlete Europe is a truly excellent magazine and also runs a very extensive news and training articles website : triathlete-europe.competitor.com
Swimming In Open Water Is Just Like Swimming In The Pool, Isn't It?
Something we often hear on internet forums is that swimming in open water is just like swimming in the pool. Unfortunately it isn't!
What do you do when you turn up at a race and are faced with conditions like those pictured on the right? Our tips:
Remember that everyone finds swimming in rough conditions hard and swims slower than in flat conditions, even professional athletes. But cope well using the tips above and you will doing better than 90% of the field and will put a lot of time and distance into your competitors.
Whilst you may not be planning to be swimming in rough open water conditions, even a mirror flat lake will be churned into a lumpy, choppy mess by other swimmers in your race. For that reason a super-long pool stroke is rarely effective in open water.