Open Water Swimming

3 Big Fear Factors in Open Water Swimming

It’s no surprise that survey after survey shows that open water swimming is the biggest challenge for triathlon participants. In fact, it’s also the biggest factor that prevents some people from trying the sport in the first place. We’re just not designed to be naturally comfortable...

Shoulder Injuries In Triathlon

How To Avoid Shoulder Injuries In Triathlon

Shoulder injuries in triathlon are common complaints in triathletes especially those that are new to the sport, or are trying to increase to a longer distance triathlon such as half Ironman or Ironman. Many shoulder injuries that I see as a sports medicine doctor are related...

How Can Swimming Benefit Runners?

How Can Swimming Benefit Runners?

Being a runner, you’re probably focused on training for your next race by clocking up miles, but should you consider spending some time in the pool? Research has shown that swimming is one of the most effective cross-training workouts for runners, improving their fitness with a low...

foggy goggles

How do I stop my goggles from fogging?

I’m sure that most of us have used the spit trick to de-fog our swim goggles, but if you want a less bacteria laden, and loger lasting result there are alternatives. Scuba divers may be familiar with products such as Sea Drops, which are commercial...

triathlon distance

Triathlon distance of all events

Since triathlon has grown from the days of non-drafting Olympic distance, there are now various triathlon distances available. Sprint distance races can vary in length, but most other triathlon distances are consistent. Events such as the half distance and full distance, are referred to as...

Triathlon swim

Triathlon swimming training for beginners

Triathlon swim training makes up only a small volume of your training hours. But this doesn't mean you should forget about it. For mostly 90% of beginner triathletes, triathlon swimming is the hardest discipline to master. Adding some simple tips and tricks can help you...