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Practice for 8/30

Excel Aquatics - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Here is another swim practice for those still training for triathlons coming up over the next couple of weeks... 

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Late summer practice #1

Excel Aquatics - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

With the conclusion of our Summer 2017 Tri swim training, we will be posting some practices for our swimmers to follow in order to continue their improvements leading up to their September/October races. Here is a practice focusing on pace work.....if you do not know what your mile/red pace is, this is the anaerobic threshold zone, which can approximately be calculated as 85% of your maximum heartrate ....enjoy!  

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Tri Swim Training Schedule Released!

Excel Aquatics - Saturday, August 12, 2017

With Summer soon winding down, and our Fall sessions quickly approaching, Excel is excited to announce the schedule for our September/October tri swim training! 

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Training for open water indoors

Excel Aquatics - Thursday, August 10, 2017

One of the most common misconceptions in open water swimming is that in order to properly train for the open water, you MUST BE in open water. However, there is substantial evidence to the contrary, in that it can be more effective to train for the open water indoors, or at least in a competitive pool.  

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April 2017 Bellyflop

Excel Aquatics - Thursday, April 06, 2017
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Monthly Bellyflop March 2017

Excel Aquatics - Tuesday, March 07, 2017
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Monthly Belly Flop February 2017

Excel Aquatics - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
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What I learned swimming in the ocean

Excel Aquatics - Sunday, January 08, 2017

This past week, Excel accompanied The College of St. Roses' swim team on their training trip down to sunny Puerto Rico. In between double practices each day, the coaches had the chance to go out to the ocean and train some open water swimming in the ocean. 

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