DON’T Do These in Triathlon Swimming

Great advice on avoiding bad habits, that affect swim progression.

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Coach Gerry Rodriguez of Tower26 in Southern California without a doubt is one of the foremost experts in the world of open water swimming.  Hailing from the island of Trinidad, Gerry began swimming at age seven.  He has won numerous Masters national titles, a few world Masters titles while achieving national and world Masters records, a 28.5-mile swim around Manhattan Island. He now focuses on coaching some of the world’s best triathletes and open water swimmers.  Below is a piece written by Coach Gerry Rodriguez that we have been given permission to share with our Fit Endurance readers.

Written by: Gerry Rodriguez

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DON’T ……
1. Breathe every 3rd stroke or higher.
2. Hold your breath before expulsion.
3. Breathe through your nose.
4. Take short, shallow breaths.
5. Linger while taking a breath.
6. Focus on front quadrant or catch-up style swimming.
7. Over rotate with hips.

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