Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Me doing the Thames Swim in 2010Following the recent blog article on exploring why the majority of triathletes claim that swimming is their worst discipline, I promised to take some time to pass on some advice from those in the know designed to help you become a more confident and faster swimmer.

I’ve broken the following article down into three sections, looking at some of the more common ‘problems’ facing amateur triathletes:

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I recently conducted a Twitter poll which seemed to confirm a widely-held view that as triathletes, we consider our worst discipline to be swimming (for the record, I chose running, but then unlike many triathletes, I don’t come from a running background).

Of the 78 people that responded to my survey, 51% chose swimming as their weakest of the triathlon sports, compared to 24% for running and 22% for cycling (well done to the 3% who declared themselves ‘superb at all three’!).  But why is it that triathletes struggle with swimming?

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