What is the best swim stroke for triathlon?

What is a good swimming pace for triathlon?

A decent average pace for a long swim is under 1:30-1:35 per 100. You can’t compare that to running, but I would say it’s somewhere around the 5 minute per kilometer mark. A pretty good pace is 1:25-1:30, which equals to around 4:30 per kilometer.

Can you swim any stroke in a triathlon?

Triathlons allow swimmers to utilize any stroke and as many different strokes as preferred to propel themselves through the water. Most participants swim the front crawl (freestyle stroke) since it is the most efficient and fastest stroke.

Is it OK to swim breaststroke in a triathlon?

Breaststroke. Breaststroke is a popular stroke for competitive swimming, but it’s also one of the slowest. It’s a good triathlon swimming stroke to use when you need to rest or recover while still moving forward in the water.

What is a good time for swimming 1000m?

17 minutes for 1000m seems a pretty reasonable target to me and I imagine most people would be happy with that, though perhaps with good technique and fitness it should be possible for someone in their early twenties to get down to 15 minutes or less.

What is a good time for 2.4 mile swim?

2.4 miles or 3,800 meters is a long time to be swimming. The average age-group swimmer takes roughly eighty minutes to swim this distance without stopping.

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What is a good pace for a 1 mile swim?

On average it should take beginners anywhere from 40 to 50 minutes to swim a mile, while intermediate swimmers will be able to swim a mile in roughly 30 to 35 minutes and advanced swimmers in about 25 minutes or less. Generally, the numbers given above are a good place to start.

Which stroke burns the most calories?

The butterfly stroke is the most demanding, working the entire body and will burn the most calories,” says Hickey. “The breaststroke would come in second, and the backstroke third.” Mixing up the intensity of your workout also has great results, notes Rizzo.