Swim

Triathlon-specific swim training articles and advice.

Quick Set: The Fat-Burning Zone

You need to train with a high heart rate to make gains, improve speed, and burn fat.

By Sara McLarty • Published

What Is “Feel for the Water?”

The best swimmers in the world are masters at feeling the water. What the heck does that mean? How can we learn to do it, too?

By Sheila Taormina • Published

Quick Set: Nothing Over 150

A unique workout from Triathlete contributor and swimming all-star Sara McLarty to take to the pool this weekend.

By Sara McLarty • Published

9 Secrets To Proper Open-Water Sighting

Triathletes spend hours in the pool practicing stroke technique, but on race day, following buoys and staying on course is important.

By Sara McLarty • Published

Quick Set: 50, 100, 150

Looking to mix it up in the pool? Here's another new swim workout to take to try out this weekend.

By Sara McLarty • Published

Slay the Swim Start

Kick off race day right by adding these skills to your swim-start toolbox.

By Sara McLarty • Published

Quick Set: Pull Swim Pull

A new swim workout from Sara McLarty to take to the pool this weekend.

By Sara McLarty • Published

Quick Set: Race-Week Reps

Taper week is exciting! Now’s the time to reduce training duration to let your body rest and recover.

By Sara McLarty • Published