Triathlon Swim Practices Resource!

With swimming pools beginning to reopen in the Capital District, and open swim times becoming more and more frequency, we here at Excel Aquatics feel that it is important to provide swimmers with some direction as they kick start their indoor pool training!

Dryland Considerations for Replacing the Pool

In this blog post, we discuss the factors that play a role when creating a dryland workout program to replace the pool, and what to consider when trying to stay in shape for swimming.

Dolphin Kick: The elusive 5th stroke

Dolphin kick in competitive swimming has almost become a “5th stroke”, providing an additional dimension to racing. Whether in short course yards or long course meters, having a strong underwater dolphin kick can be a game changer, but needs to be properly and consistently trained. Here are three ways we utilize training principles of race pace training with improving our underwater here at Excel Aquatics.

Triathlon Swim Practice 1/22

After surviving the first snow storm of 2020, here is swim practice to help us celebrate and prepare ourselves for the next inevitable snow fall!

Triathlon Swim Practice 1/8

Six 200s for our triathlon swimmers is the meat and potatoes of our primary set. Controlling speed is (of course) a main objective, as well as sprinkling in a bit of speed work to round out a work hard Wednesday!

Final Tri Swim Practice of 2019

With the end of 2019 here, and the start of 2020, here is a final swim practice for everyone who helped make this past year the best one yet!

Tri Swim Practice 12/18

With the year winding down, be sure to stay consistent with your swim training! Consistency is key when it comes to both short and long term improvement….

Tri Swim Practice 12/11

Here is a practice focusing on Freestyle drill resets between the blocks of our primary.

Triathlon Swim Practice 12/4/19

With the first big snow of the season (about 2 feet!!!) in the Albany area, here is a ’24’ inspired swim practice…