Tag Archives: Swimming

Swimming Etiquette FAILS-Guest Blogger “Mama Chris”

My mom has hilarious stories from her first year back swimming after a 40+ year hiatus from the sport (Watch out, Dara Torres!)  She’ll be doing the swim leg of the HyVee Triathlon on training partner Abra’s relay.  I’ve asked her to compile some swim etiquette fails for your amusement and enlightenment.  Be sure to […]

Swim pointers and observations for new triathletes

I’m not an experienced triathlete, but I am comfortable swimmer.  My mom, (a.k.a. Mama Chris) will be swimming on teammate Abra’s HyVee Triathlon team next month so we’ve been talking quite a bit about what she can expect.  She asked me to put together some thoughts/observations/”things that surprised me” for her so I thought I’d […]

Lake Training Safety

A 17-year old drowned in a West Des Moines’ Blue Heron Lake at Raccoon River Park yesterday while swimming with a group of friends, apparently after becoming fatigued and panicking.  Raccoon River park is a popular place for triathlon training and I’ve seen people of varying comfort and skill levels swimming for fitness in the […]

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