Swimming technique expert Terry Laughlin makes three promises to readers of his latest book, TRIATHLON SWIMMING MADE EASY (TSME):
* If you can run or ride a bicycle, you can do a triathlon
* If you’re already a triathlete, but a weak swimmer, you can make swimming the best part of your race.
* If you have no triathlon ambitions, but would simply like to be able to swim with unimagined ease, confidence and satisfaction, you can.
Why swimming is the “ticket of entry” to triathlon
Triathlon is no longer the province of hard-core athletes; it has become the favored challenge for those raising their sights from recreational fitness to something more ambitious. This year over 300,000 people will toe the starting line for races across the U.S.. For most of its 20-year history, triathlon has been male-dominated, but its appeal is growing dramatically among women: Last year, four of the six best-attended races in the U.S. were Danskin events, a series intended mainly for women who are first-timers.