Nick Beer explains the role the oft-forgotten serratus anterior muscle plays in swimming front crawl, and how you can strengthen it
Should you swim backstroke? Wondering if it is worth including some backstroke in your swimming sessions? Yes says John Wood, here's why...
Get your tri challenge off to a flyer by developing fast swim starts and exits into T1
Mark Allen gives his world-beating advice on swim cadence
Wondering how to get faster in open water? Pros Jack Rex Burnell and Jess Learmonth have this advice…
Struggle to sight race-day? We show you the basic steps necessary if you start to go off-piste
Have limited access to open water? Ironman pro Tim Don explains how to adapt your pool training so you can prepare effectively for open water. He also includes one of his favourite open water group sessions for when you do get out there!
They might be the cheapest bit of tri kit you will buy, but the wrong fit could ruin your chances race day. Here Helen Webster explains how a pair of swim goggles should fit, and how to tell if they're too tight or not tight enough
Make sure you have the best visibility on race day with a set of good open-water swimming goggles. We test and rate 6 of the best
Not heard of a swim parachute? They can be a useful swim tool to help you develop your front crawl stroke. Matt Baird explains their benefits
Confused about neoprene cell counts and what's most suitable for you? We explain all
Got money to burn on a top-end wetsuit and starting to think about potential marginal swim gains that can be bought? Helen Webster tests 6 tri wetsuits priced £500 plus
It’s important to warm your body up safely after open-water swims and your choice of kit is key. Here are five must-buys:
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