How To Complete A Swim Recce Like A Pro | Swimming Tips For Triathlon

Published on October 1st 2017


A good swim recce is crucial to feeling comfortable at the start of a triathlon. Here are GTN's top tips on how to complete a course recce like a pro! Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: There is more to a swim recce than just swimming the course. Race day adrenaline can make common sense go out the window and lead to mistakes being made. A good swim recce can reduce the chance of this and will help you know exactly where the swim buoys are! The first buoy: You want to start off with confidence knowing exactly where the buoy is. It may help by sighting a large object such as a boat that is behind this first buoy. The run in: If it's a beach start you may want to check the swim entry for rocks, drop off and the gradient. This will . help you make a decision as to where to dive in and begin swimming. Navigating buoy: In a swim recce it is a good idea to stop at each buoy, orientate yourself and check out exactly where the next buoy is and the angle of the turn. Swim exit: This can often be hard to spot so try and sight a large object on the shore, this could be a building, tower or ever a large tree! Finally, you want to consider the conditions. Will the sun be in your eyes? Is there a current? These will vary race to race and therefore are worth thinking about before starting. Good luck with your next race and let us know how you get on in the comments below 👇 Music: Epidemic Sound Guitar Drone Nr 14 - Jack Elphick Brooklyn Flava 3 STEMS DRUMS Brooklyn Flava 3 - Mattias Andreasson Rotations 2 - Jack Elphick Driving In The Dark - Andreas Jamsheree Contraband - Christian Nanzell Ashes - Johan Borjesson If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GTN... 📹 9 Open Water Swim Tips For Beginners - 📹 How To Swim Fast Around Buoys -