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Improve your Ironman swim

One of the best ways to improve your Ironman swim is by learning from some of the best Ironman age groupers in the world. Below are a gold mine of tips, tricks and workouts that will help you get faster in the water.

Ironman Swim speed and endurance – The balancing act

We are joined on The Kona Edge by Claire Davis to talk about Ironman swim speed and endurance. Claire, who comes from a competitive swimming background, feels that volume is still important t0 improve your Ironman swim speed. She also reveals how to tackle solo Ironman swim sessions.

Improve your Ironman swim time with shorter swim sessions, more often

On this edition of The Kona Edge we catch up with Hans Christian Tungesvik who improved his swim time at Kona 2016 by 10 minutes. We chatted to him about his strategy to improve and discover that cross-country skiing has helped in his swim because the arm movements are similar and it helps to coordinate your body, improves your stability and also adds strength in the upper body.

Change – Hinder or enhance efficiency for your Ironman Swim

On this edition of The Kona Edge we touch base with Jeff Fajfar and chat about his Ironman swim. He shares the struggle of a swim injury and the strategy he put in place to enable him to continue swimming. We learn how more frequency in the water dramatically improved his swim performance.

Ironman Swim – You’re the star in your open water space

On this edition of The Kona Edge we touch base with Kathy Winkler and find out what makes her tick when it comes to her Ironman swim. She shares with us how to find your space in the open water and not to get lazy but how to stay honest in your workouts and how a family tradition bonds them. Even though the swim is a small portion of your Ironman race, she gives advice on spending more time on your swim to have the advantage of feeling more comfortable and less drained when you get out the water.

Don Oswalt’s Tips to improve your Ironman open water swim

On this edition of The Kona Edge we catch up with Don Oswalt who shares the benefits he’s gained from spending more time doing open water swims. He reveals things that he’s done that’s helped improve his swim dramatically with the chance to focus on improving his speed and technique and improve his form overall.

Ironman Swim – Learn the mechanics for better endurance, strength and speed.

On this edition of The Kona Edge we take a look at age group swimmer Wendy Mader. She shares some awesome tips and hints with us on what to do, how to do it and what we should not be doing in the water. She places emphasis on the different strokes and why one should practice them in your swim training. We touch on using the swim for injury recovery and thereby improving your swim technique and time.

Ironman Swim Tips – Work with the water, don’t fight it

On this edition of The Kona Edge we touch base with Aida Wasilewski and discover what her strategy is to improve on her Ironman swim. Not being a swimmer she shares with us the struggle she’s had in learning how to improve her technique and what her favorite swim workout is.