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Triathlon Swim Event Questions

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Below is an archive of all swim questions we’ve recieved along with all of the Swim articles we’ve posted. We’re sure they will answer a majority of your questions, if not all! Visit our Triathlon Swim Page for complete information on how to approach your triathlon swim training and events.

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Triathlon Transistions  – Do you wear your transition bag during the entire race or do you stash it somewhere between the swim and bike transition?

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Triathlon Transition 1, from Pool to Bike – I have no clue what to expect. Help/Advice would be VERY appreciated.

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Triathlon Racing Category  – How do I know which group I should (race) in?

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Over the Cut-Off Triathlon Event Time  – I will take longer than the 30 minutes that is allotted….

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Bathroom Needs During a Triathlon Event – What happens if you have to go to the bathroom?

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Cars.com Interviews TriathaNewbie.com in Choosing the Right Car for a Triathlete

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Tri Suits and Wetsuits  – What’s the advantage of using a wetsuit rather than a tri-suit?

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Transition 1 for Men – I’m thinking of just pulling my bike shorts over my Speedo at T1. Will this be uncomfortable?

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Using Electronic Devices During Triathlon Events – While reading the USAT rules, saw that headphones, mp3s, etc are prohibited.

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Triathlon Age Limits for Kids – My twelve year old daughter…is interested in participating in a mini triathalon – is there an age limit for participation?

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Swimming with Ear Plugs – I thought that ears naturally built up a forcefield against the water over time and….

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Ironman Cut-off Times  – On a full Ironman how much time is given for each step of the race? How long for the whole thing? Start time and End time

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Benefits of a Tri Suit  – What’s the advantage of using a Tri-Suit? Can I swim, bike and run in it without having to change at the transition points?

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Sports Bras and Well-Endowed Triathletes – When do you change into it?.

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Hibrid Triathlons  – I have been doing my indoor practice by running up in down doing laps in the pool. Will I be looked at strange?

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Why Muscles Hurt After Working Out  – Nutshell Version

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Average Triathlon Times – I am a 70 year old female. Need to find the times for swim, bike run for my age group…

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Backstroke During a Triathlon – I read your reply to a question about using the backstroke in a triathalon. Your suggestion was to not use this stroke, but to learn to crawl for the event.

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Swim Distances  – Are all swimming portions in the ocean and are they all about 1 mile? I need training suggestions…

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Headphones during Triathlon Races and Training – I ran across “the top ten violated rules” during a triathlon event on the USAT website…the rule that changed the way I trained and raced most came was #8

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foot Wear for Tranisitions  – What do I wear on my feet to transition from the swim to the Bike part of the triathlon?

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How You Cook Effects How You Feel  – With the cooling temperatures of Fall, the vegetables we harvest are ones of a more grounding and warming nature

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Backstroke in a Triathlon – I can’t swim and put my head underwater. I read a few articles on your website about first time TriathaNewbie’s doing the backstroke

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Using a Snorkle During the Swim Leg of a Triathlon  – My dad swims over a mile each day but needs to use a snorkle as he has arthritis in his neck and can’t turn his head to the side.

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Triathletes  – OK, some of you might be “Accidental Triathletes”, barely remembering how and why you got into this sport. For some of you, it may have become a way to stay fit, or you like the image or lifestyle or like the friends you’ve made along the way. Even so, the majority of you are still drawn by the competition and want to actually get better.

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Wetsuit and Transition 1 (T1) Tips– After an ocean swim where do you put your wet suit and what should be worn under it?

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Getting your Wetsuit Off during Transition 1 (T1) Video – – I get stuck in my wetsuit and almost kill myself trying to get the darn thing off during my swim transition.

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First-Time Triathlon Fears  – I have read just about every article you have posted..I now know that I’m normal with my fears!

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Backstroke During a Triathlon – I read your reply to a question about using the backstroke in a triathalon. Your suggestion was to not use this stroke, but to learn to crawl for the event.

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Backstroke in a Triathlon  – I can’t swim and put my head underwater. I read a few articles on your website about first time TriathaNewbie’s doing the backstroke

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After Trying to “Fake” the Swim  – I actually made up some ground on the bike and run, and finished 23rd out of 86 overall (5th out of 14 in my AG), not a bad showing for a first triathlon and a truly miserable swim.

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Trying to “Fake” the Swim – The first 50 yards were OK. Then I turned my head to breathe and caught a mouthful of water. Coughing I tried to recover the best I could just in time to get my goggles kicked..

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Triathlon Swim – What is “Spotting”?  – “Spotting” is a term used to describe the process of staying on track in an open water swim…

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Traithlon Swim: Safety First – Because of my body type I sink instead of float. Should I invest in a wetsuit so I can be able to swim longer?

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Triathlon Swim: Freestyle or Breast Stroke? – My swim, is not the strongest,my breast stroke, is much stronger, than my crawl.

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Throw Away” Shoes for Swim to Bike (T1) – It is a paved road. Should I run this distance in my cycling shoes, or go in socks/barefeet and put the shoes on at the mount point?

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The Fourth Discipline – Mental Ability  – so why was I only thinking negative thoughts and why did I have a sick feeling in my gut? Does this sound familiar? For most athletes this happens to us at least once before a big race.

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Race Day Preparation – -On race day they are more fit than they were before their training started. In most cases they feel confident that there bodies can handle the challenge ahead but there is one piece of preparation that many novice triathletes neglect to address which can turn a good race into a great race.

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Take a bad swim and make it better  – I just completed my first sprint triathlon. Although I felt prepared for the swim, I found it to be the hardest and most frustrating activity. As I sized up the distance of the out and back swim, I didn’t think I’d have any problems completing the distance..

Please take a few minutes to look through these articles and feel free emial us if you have any questions.




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Triathlons and Water Quality Concerns – The swim is taking place in a man-made, stagnant water lake with water temps in the mid 80s. I am concerned about dangerous amoeba bacteria in the lake.

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IOpen Water Triathlon Swim (video)  – We thought that these were great videos on how to swim in open water — We know you’ll love them too!

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Indoor Triathlon Swim (video)  – A great guide for beginners

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The Gun: What to do at the start   – Wetsuit, goggles and swim cap on, you are anxiously standing in the sand looking through the sea of participants waiting for your turn. You’ve never done a mini-triathlon and, frankly, you are nervous about all of those people charging into the water at the same time. What should you do?

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Water Shoes in a Triathlon  – I’m a 44 year old female runner venturing to compete in my first triathlon.Here’s a dumb question-in the swim portion can you wear water shoes??

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Triathletes   – OK, some of you might be “Accidental Triathletes”, barely remembering how and why you got into this sport. For some of you, it may have become a way to stay fit, or you like the image or lifestyle or like the friends you’ve made along the way. Even so, the majority of you are still drawn by the competition and want to actually get better

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How to Cross the Finish Line  – So you’ve swam, you’ve biked and you’ve run. You are about 25 yards away from the finish line and are thinking, “There it is: The Finish Line!” Now what?

There are Newbies Starting Triathlons Every Day. Today Just Happens to be YOUR Day!