Master these elements of the freestyle swim and you will be on your way to a successful triathlon
Many beginner triathletes claim the swimming portion is the most challenging. Even a short distance swim can feel like a struggle if any aspect of your swimming technique is off.
Feeling strong and comfortable in open water requires mastering these three basic elements of the freestyle stroke. Even if you’ve had swimming lessons in the past, brush up on these skills to get the most out of your triathlon training.
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