Last Monday (9 February) our very own Parys Edwards came to the Barnes Clubhouse (where we do our Wednesday turbo) to talk to Ful-on Triers about her journey from non-triathlete to stunning age grouper to Pro Triathlete.
Many of you will know some of her story already - a top hockey player in Zimbabwe, coming to England to play premier league hockey for Leicester. Eventually she felt she'd had enough of hockey, moved to London where a great friend of hers was a member of Ful on tri in 2007 & the rest as they say is history.
Q: When it comes to swimming technique, as a newbie, what is the single most important aspect I should focus on?
The most important thing for swimming is having a strong core in the water and connecting your arm strokes to your core rotation. As a newbie, the only way to know for sure that you are developing this technique— and all the others that are important — is to work with a knowledge- able swim coach.
Direct and immediate feedback will help prevent you from developing any bad habits.