The Performance Triangle
It is really important to remember in open water swimming that your performance is based on three core ‘foundations’. Athletes regularly fall into the trap of focussing purely on Fitness when there are most often equal or sometimes easier gains to be made in Technique and Open Water Skills. For any program we recommend you make sure that each side of the Performance Triangle ; Fitness, Open Water Skills, Technique are given specific and equal attention to ensure you achieve the best possible gains in your open water swimming.
The key word is ‘specific’. Technique training is a very different approach from Fitness training. And it is very difficult to work on stroke technique in the open water. Make sure you take this into consideration when training and ensure your training venues and approach tick all sides of the Performance Triangle. If you need help please ask ; firstname.lastname@example.org