Swim

Open water swim: Crowd control tips

It’s all too easy to panic when you’re in the middle of the open-water mêlée. The answer? Assertive orientation. Jodie Swallow explains
28 April 2016 at 17:00

Master your first open-water triathlon - expert swim tips

Nervous about your first race in open-water? Don't be. Here are Olympic and Commonwealth swimmer James Parrack's top tips...
22 April 2016 at 08:48

Open-water swim tips from Olympic champ Maarten van der Weijden

2008 Olympic 10km swim gold medalist, Maarten van der Weijden, tells Nicola Joyce how you can improve open water swim
07 April 2016 at 10:00

Chrissie’s Guide to the Open Water Pt 3: Race starts

Open-water starts can be the most daunting part of tri. But, with Chrissie’s advice, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here Welly serves up her world-beating tips on race starts…


30 March 2016 at 08:00

Swimming technique: 9 common mistakes

Tri swimming coach Annie Oberlin-Harris explains 9 common mistakes triathletes make in the swim and advice on how to correct them
16 March 2016 at 09:43

Conquer open-water swimming and race confidently in 2016

Tempted to tri but worried about the swim? Fear not, coach Martin Hill has these tips!
24 December 2015 at 08:00

Off-season swim schedule

How do you approach swim training when the summer race season is over? Coach John Wood shares his wealth of knowledge to keep you motivated…
06 November 2015 at 09:31

Sub 1-hour session: swim intervals for beginners

Prepare to see significant performance gains with GB pro triathlete Dan Halksworth's 45min interval session
02 October 2015 at 15:09  (4)

Sub-1hr swim session: Sharpen fitness

This beginner-level pool session is ideal for developing excellent pace awareness
18 September 2015 at 12:05

Pro swimmer Katie Ledecky’s three steps to better swim efficiency

Total Immersion coach Terry Laughlin analyses how “the best athlete in the world right now” broke three world records last month alone
08 September 2015 at 15:42

Sub-1hr swim session: Pacing changes

Increase speed, lung capacity and acclimatisation for race day
01 September 2015 at 14:36

Go confidently from pool to open water with Adam ‘Oceans 7’ Walker

UK record-breaking swimmer offers practical advice for everyone, from beginner to advanced athletes, plus a bread-and-butter training drill
17 August 2015 at 15:19

From sea swims to rivers and lakes: Conquer any open-water challenge

Different bodies of water present unique challenges. But with the right technique and some pool practice, our experts will have you reaching T1 in record time…
13 August 2015 at 15:19

Get better at tumble turns and touch turns

Not just useful in the pool, a well executed turn is a good weapon to have in the locker
12 August 2015 at 16:00

Sub-1hr swim session: Long-course peaking

This 60min swim session for intermediate athletes will help you break 60mins over the iron-distance swim
11 August 2015 at 16:23

Three ‘easy speed’ tweaks for your swim technique

From adjusting your head position to minimising splash and more, these will get you gliding
07 August 2015 at 15:34

Sub-1hr swim session: Perfect pacing

More speed for less effort can be yours with this workout for beginner-level triathletes
31 July 2015 at 11:00

Dave Scott’s five tips for improving your swim technique for triathlon

Struggling with your swim? Six-time Ironman champ and coach Dave Scott has these tips to make you faster and more efficient
29 July 2015 at 08:00

How much time does drafting save when swimming?

A heck of a lot, actually – we reveal how to maximise the gains on offer
28 July 2015 at 11:00

Sub-1hr session: Skilful swimming

Build all-round fitness and hone technique with this 60min swim workout for advanced-level triathletes
27 July 2015 at 11:00