COACH’S TIPS ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONAL S&C
STRETCH CORD WORK
Use stretch cords as part of your swim warmups and functional strength programme. Perform movements through the front, mid and rear phases of your front crawl stroke.
GET INTO YOGA
Learning yoga in the offseason is a great way to keep your triathlon training fresh. It’s also ideal for developing functional strength/ flexibility needed for injury-free swimming.
Wearing drag shorts or a drag parachute helps develop functional swim strength and maintain technique, but with a lower risk of shoulder injury compared to using hand paddles.