Triathlon Taren

My Favourite Swim Gear

THESE ARE SOME OF THE GO-TO SWIM TOYS I USE IN TRIATHLON TRAINING AND RACING

4 Comments
  1. Hi Taren,
    What do you use to listen some music while training?
    I would like to use my IPhone 7 with some Bluetooth headphone. Do you have any experience or feedback on that?
    Cheers

  2. Okay, just got floaty pants and freestyle paddles and snorkel: in the first testing of these toys I do find the swim training is more fun than just pure swimming. I have noticed that using the freestyle paddles my stroke is adapting to a different way of stroking through the water. I find I am using different muscles, so perhaps this means my stroke was a bit off before the paddles? The snorkel was fun, but I panicked a bit and got out of breath, I think from breathing too much, since I don’t have to turn to breath, Is there a trick to not over breathing with it?
    Floaty pants are great: since trying I can feel the difference and wonder if I would benefit from using them to get more training in?
    Thanks!

    1. All of those tools will take some getting used to. Yeah the freestyle paddles will create a new stroke pattern if you had some inefficiencies in your old pattern, the snorkel took me probably 2 months to feel comfortable with, and the floaty pants…welll. don’t become reliant on them because they can allow a stroke that has sinky legs.