Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Swimming in cold water. The secret to stay warm!!!!

It s early season in canada and the cold water make for a challenging training environment. These are my best strategy to stay warm as long as possible!

1. Driving to swim practice, wear lots of clothes, tuque, big sweater, long pants, heated seat ON in the car, etc. You are stocking warm in you.....make sure you arrive toasty at swim practice!

2. Drink a hot drink prior to swimming. A hot coffee/tea, hot chocolate, pick your favorite but once again, make sure you get yourself very warm prior to starting the session.

3. Wetsuit, this one is obvious.... make sure it fit and doesn't let too much water in... Peeing in your suit is normal/recommended and socially acceptable, everyone does it, be proud of it and get yourself toasty or stay clean and miserable ;)

4. Double your swim cap.....While it s very nice to own a neoprene swim cap, they can be expensive and there is way around this; use 2 swim caps one on top of each other.... it simple, cheap and it works! thick latex swim cap are even better!

5. Cover your feet. Either use the technical booty for swimming or simply get a tight pair of socks. While the second option might not be as effective, it will still keep you warmer!

6. Get to buisness. the colder the water, the harder you should swim. if you want to stay warm, make sure you are working hard!

7. If none of those tip works, go back to tip #3....are you sure you pee in your suit???

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


This week, we have a little video that will explain a little more what the Catch really his. This is a little exercices that you can do at home and could help you greatly improve your swimming. The catch is perhaps the most important part of freestyle swimming and if you can learn to properly do it...you will make some very big progress

Join me this summer for the open water program at skaha lake and okanagan lake. we will adress the kept elements of open water swimming, get you fit and ready to race!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The return of ''Jonnyo tip of the week''

At Jonnyo Coaching, we share a little bit of the process to excellence. Pool Etiquette

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

inspiration during the off season

My blog is returning for 2014 and this is a simple warrning that even after a pause of a few years, i m still very much the same person. The content will still be very questionable at time.... some serious matters.... and some to be taken with a grain of salt....

It's game on.....

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The 2014 season is underway and with new races, new challenges, new goals it s time to rise and reach new heights! Over the past 8 years, I have  been able to dedicate a limited amount of time to coaching. That mean keeping a very small group of select athlete with who I kept a very tight athlete/coach relationship.

This year, I m excited to have more time allocated to coaching and can open a few more spot for driven and motivated individuals that want to pursuit there dream and get faster!

If you want to discuss in more details about the coaching options available, drop me a line and we can start the conversation.

best of luck in 2014 and GTWD