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Swim, Training Centre

Swimming to Success

Dougal Allan reflects and provides an insight into six of the most important ingredients from the process he has experienced in his pursuit of better swimming. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Mindset, Swim, Training Centre, Triathlon

Overcoming Swimming Anxiety

If you experience anxiety when swimming you are not alone, it’s not uncommon for competitive swimmers and triathletes alike to experience swimming related anxiety. Fortunately, there are some strategies to help reduce and eliminate it. Here are some tips to reduce swimming anxiety. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

News, Races & Places, Run / Trail Run, Swim

Going London - A Genetic Disposition

If we truly are a product of our environment, that would go a long way to explaining the preference of father and son duo Ian and Steve Cornelius who respectively run trail and ocean swim events on the Gold Coast; both of which lean toward the LONG end of the scale! Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Swim, Training Centre

Set to race: Swim Sessions

It’s getting close to race week, you’re in mini-taper mode but don’t want to switch off altogether. A quality swim set is perfect as it’s going to get the heart rate cracking, the race skills up to scratch but no impact means you can stay on track for a great race. Here’s what Dan Atkins, Head Coach at Triathlon Australia’s National Performance Centre on the Gold Coast, would put you through. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 25, 2019

Endurance, News, Races & Places, Run, Stories, Swim

Ali's Day Out!

Coolangatta Gold is steeped in a strong and prestigious history on the Gold Coast, and is also one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture 30 years ago has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar. On October 16, 2016 the tradition continued as two worthy champions again took their place on top of the podium in the endurance event that combines swimming, running, board paddling and surf skiing. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 24, 2019

Bike, Running, Swim, Training Centre, Triathlon

What is the best way to improve my transitions and ability to run off the bike?

Often, a classic ‘newbie’ triathlete will spend so much time focussing on getting the required swim, bike and run training completed for their new sport, that transition practice is an afterthought in their preparation. When race day comes, the ensuring chaos and lack of practice can lead to many mistakes! Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

Swim, Swim, Training Centre

Eliminating the Crossover

There are many different styles of freestyle, but one thing that’s common among fast swimmers is they don’t crossover. A ‘crossover’ is when the hand reaches across the head after entering the water. At our freestyle clinics this is the most common error we see among triathletes with typically more than half the athletes having some sort of crossover in their stroke. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

Adventure Racing, Adventure Racing, Adventure Racing, Endurance, Races & Places, Run / Trail Run, Sports Travel, Swim

Gadsdon and Baker make it two in a row at Augusta Adventure Fest

Hardy Inlet sparkled as almost 800 paddlers hit the water for the 12thAct-Belong-Commit Augusta Adventure Race this morning in Augusta, with 57kms of off-road adventure up ahead through the wilds of south-west Western Australia. 15-20 knot southeast windsfor the premier race of the weekend meant tricky conditions for the ocean paddling and swim legs, as well as the technical coastal running and mountain biking, but the racing was fast and close at the front. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 23, 2019

Aids, Swim, Swim, Swim, Triathlon

5 Steps to a faster swim leg.

Brenton Ford gives us 5 top tips to help us achieve a faster swim leg in your next triathlon. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 22, 2019

Swim, Swim, Swim, Triathlon

Three mistakes to avoid in swim workouts

For the past 11 years I’ve worked with over 1,000 swimmers and triathletes of all abilities. With athletes new to the sport, I see the same mistakes being made again and again when it comes to their workouts which are holding them back from swimming faster and improving their speed. Read more

Clock Posted Jan 22, 2019