A lot of triathletes are very fit cardiovascular-wise; they have built up their engine so they can run for a long time and bike for a long time. If you find that your swimming is not up to scratch to where you would like it to be then it might be because you haven’t developed the right system.
00:09 – Why Fitness Doesn’t Always Translate to Fast Swimming
00:20 – Developing the Right System
00:29 – The Nervous System Controls How You Move
00:36 – Drills Develop Your Nervous System
00:47 – The Edge of Starting Young in Swimming
01:03 – How Mastering Freestyle Drills and Effortless Swimming Membership Program Can Help You
What I mean by that is a lot of triathletes have built their engine however their nervous system, the thing that controls how they move through the water isn’t developed to where it needs to be.
That’s why I love drills because they help develop that nervous system. In the Mastering Freestyle program and in Effortless Swimming Membership Program it will take you through these drills and help you develop your nervous system so that it knows what to do in the water.
This is why swimmers who start very young, say four years old, can take a year or two out of the pool and still have a really good feel for the water. They have developed their nervous system to the point where everything is automatic and they can still feel the water.
You can do this through a series of drills like in Mastering Freestyle and what we have in our online coaching program. You can go through these drills and develop that nervous system and will find that after a period of months or weeks even, you will start to feel a lot better and that nervous system develops to a point where you can actually feel the water.
It doesn’t come down to your cardio vascular system in swimming a lot of the time; yes you have to be fit but that nervous system has to know what to do in the water. That is why some triathletes aren’t at that level of swimming yet that they should be. They are very fit but they haven’t quite got that nervous system structure in place. If you are looking to develop your nervous system then look for a good drill program like Mastering Freestyle and it will help you get there.