Swim

How to improve your swim kick efficiency and save more energy for the bike and run

We explain why you should focus on kick technique rather than spare your legs for the triathlon disciplines still to come, and suggest some drills to help
23 April 2014 at 16:16

Chrissie W on how to increase swim speed and distance

Four-time Ironman world champ offers six key tips on how to build up to Iron-distance
17 April 2014 at 15:26

Five beginner-friendly triathlon swims in the UK

We take a look at some of the best domestic races for building up confidence in the water
09 April 2014 at 11:08

Chrissie W gives her advice on swim training out of the pool

Four-time Ironman champ provides some drills and gym exercises to keep your swimming on track
01 April 2014 at 12:05

Can you wear contact lenses for swimming?

The risk of bacterial contamination means this is a risky route to take – we explain your options for training and race day
31 March 2014 at 13:01

Sub-1hr swim session: race-pace simulator

A pool workout that will get you swimming as close to race speed as possible
31 March 2014 at 12:24

How to pace pool-based swims

Understanding your lactate threshold and Critical Swim Speed is key when there's no-one to pace yourself against, and can deliver big gains in speed efficiency
24 March 2014 at 14:10  (2)

How to improve your swimming out of the water

Try these tips if you can't get to the pool as often as you would like but need to work on your swimming muscles and technique
11 March 2014 at 14:47

Why you should be swimming 'off strokes' regularly

Don't just stick to freestyle in the pool – targeting weaker strokes has a number of benefits
21 February 2014 at 13:37

Sub-1hr sesh: paced to perfection

Get your swim pacing spot on this race season
05 February 2014 at 09:47

Hit the gym to improve your swim

Cut drag and tone swim-specific muscles
23 January 2014 at 09:18

Improve your open water starts

Practice them in the pool with no-push starts
14 January 2014 at 09:33

Sub-1hr session: open-water simulator

Boost your top-end speed in the open water
13 January 2014 at 09:00

Three ways to hone your swim skills

Give your pool programme a boost this winter
10 January 2014 at 14:29

Sub 1hr swim session: endurance booster

Control your form and improve stamina
31 December 2013 at 09:03

How to improve your swim breathing

Struggling for air? Check out these tips
23 December 2013 at 10:11

One sport to multisport: swimming

Tempted to get into tri? If you're a swimmer then you'll have a natural advantage over many triathletes
17 December 2013 at 08:34

Paul Newsome: "Don't become a technique hermit this winter"

Top swimming coach shares his winter training advice
16 December 2013 at 15:19

Swim Smooth’s swim essentials

The aquatic collective’s key swim advice for the off-season
10 December 2013 at 11:59

Sub-1hr session: swim hard, swim fast

Push your body to its absolute limits in pool training to improve race fitness and efficiency
04 December 2013 at 10:00