Team Atomica

 

 


Toronto-Based Masters Swim and Triathlon Club

 

 

Training Tips

  • Make the Most of Your Training Time

    • Of the three disciplines triathletes train for, swimming is the most inefficient from a prep time to workout time perspective. For each swim workout, whether it be 30 minutes or 2 hours, you need to get to the venue, find parking, change, socialize, workout, shower, change, return to work, or home or elsewhere. I sometimes […]
  • Five Fast Swimming Tips

    Five Fast Swimming Tips

    • Join a master’s swim club A swim team will add consistency, varied workout intensities, competition and technical feedback to your swim training. These four elements are crucial to becoming a faster swimmer. Triathletes should look for a master’s swim team that is predominantly freestyle-based and which swims at least two times per week for an hour. Look for a coach […]
  • Swim Like the Pros Do

    • Chess is to checkers what the triathlon swim is to racing in a pool. While they’re both fun, chess requires knowing more game pieces and experimenting with a few more moves. The variable nature of open water ensures that there is not a silver bullet workout when it comes to developing speed. Athletes who are […]
  • Swim training: master your breathing

    • Breathing technique is the key to swimming fast, swimming relaxed and your buoyancy. It is the single most important technical skill that swimmers must master, and it is the skill that is most often misunderstood, poorly taught and ignored. Below, I explain how to breathe and improve your breath-holding capabilities. Here are the steps to […]
  • Make the Most of Your Training Time

    Make the Most of Your Training Time

    • Of the three disciplines triathletes train for, swimming is the most inefficient from a prep time to workout time perspective. For each swim workout, whether it be 30 minutes or 2 hours, you need to get to the venue, find parking, change, socialize, workout, shower, change, return to work, or home or elsewhere. I sometimes […]

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