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Andy Horsfall-Turner, IRONMAN, IRONMAN World Championships, Kona, PZ4TX, swimming, triathlon -

British rising star, Andy Horsfall-Turner, recently picked up a £3000 ($4200) pay cheque for setting a new course record at the Outlaw Triathlon. In only his second ever long-distance race, he set a stunning time of 8:26:27. Now he’s targeting the Kona swim course record and a top Age Group finish on the Big Island. He’s shared some of his goals and swim training plans with us.  There’s $2000 on offer to any Blueseventy sponsored athlete breaking the Kona swim course record. Having recovered from the Outlaw, Andy has now got his eye on Jan Sibbersen’s Kona swim course record...

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Colorado, competition, nero race, olympics, pentathlon, racing, speed, sponsorship, swimming, tech suits -

Samantha Schultz Achterberg, or Sammy Schultz, is a Colorado Springs based Modern Pentathlete getting ready for the Olympics. If you thought training for the three triathlon disciplines was challenging, hear how Sammy balances training for five – swimming, running, shooting, fencing and show jumping. Sammy has been wearing Blueseventy race and practice swimwear since 2012 and we can’t wait to cheer her on in Tokyo!   How did you get into Pentathlon?Growing up in Colorado, I always did a lot of different sports including skiing, tennis, swimming, soccer, gymnastics, hunting with my family and I loved horses. When I learned...

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New Zealand Ironman champion, Braden Currie is putting his faith and Kona swim preparation in the hands of an 83-year-old Aussie legend, John Rodgers, more commonly known as ‘JR’ to help prepare him for the Big Island in October. The Currie family of four have settled into a twelve-week training camp in Noosa, Australia to get away from the New Zealand winter and target some specific performance improvements. But what role does an 83 year-old guru have? Swim performance is a focal point for Braden’s training block in Noosa, and JR has coached the very best, including Jan Frodeno and...

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covid-19, DIY, swimming, training -

Struggling with pool closures and no open water nearby? We've mentioned using swim cords as an efficient way to work on stroke and strength from the safety of your home. However, for those of you unable to find a pair online with the higher demand in all things exercise equipment these days (or if you're just a dedicated do it yourselfer), our good friend Guy Crawford gave us the low down on creating a working pair yourself with items you can easily find at a local hardware store. Let's get to it.  (Scroll to the end if you'd prefer to listen...

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covid-19, Lionel Sanders, swimming, training, triathlon -

Never one to just sit on the sidelines, Lionel Sanders is using his time away from the pool to reboot his swim. We checked in with professional triathlete, Lionel Sanders to see what he is doing to maintain swim fitness, and keep training going while pools are closed.  Lionel responded that he's not overly concerned right now about his fitness level for the swim, as that is easily rebuilt.  "Right now I am not too concerned with maintaining swim fitness. From experience, I know how quickly you can get back to peak swim form, at least as a weaker swimmer....

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