Swim

How to do a dolphin dive

The dolphin dive or technique as it is often called is useful at both the start and end of triathlon swim legs, and could put you 10m ahead of your rivals in the first 5secs
29 July 2016 at 09:44

6 ways to improve your triathlon swim technique

Swim Smooth founder Paul Newsome breaks down the art of swimming into six key areas
16 July 2016 at 15:08

Breaststroke technique for triathletes

Breaststroke offers novice triathletes an easier alternative to the intricacies of front crawl, and could give your swim the boost it needs, says Robin Brew
13 July 2016 at 12:21

Front crawl technique: the key compenents

Swim coach Robin Brew explains the key components of a good swim technique that will help propel you through the water faster than ever
04 July 2016 at 13:43

How to recover from a triathlon so you are strong and ready for the next...

Having a meticulous recovery strategy for when you cross the line will not only make the next week more bearable, but turn you into a stronger racer at your following triathlon James Witts explains how to recover from a triathlon better and faster so you are strong and ready to go again...
01 July 2016 at 14:41

How to streamline your swim

To improve your stroke requires performance analysis, isolation of the technical flaw(s) and then consistent work, says Glen Walke


20 June 2016 at 10:00

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
16 June 2016 at 08:00

22 steps to a better triathlon swimming technique

Mario Mola's coach Joel Filliol, who also guided Simon Whitfield to 2008 Olympic silver, explains how to improve your swim with tips on everything, from breathing and wetsuit choice to technique and training
10 June 2016 at 12:22

14 triathlon swimming tips for race-day

Some of the best swimmers in triathlon pass on their top tips for a successful race-day swim, including Lucy Charles, Flora Duffy and Richard Varga
02 June 2016 at 14:25

How to practise swim drafting

Drafting in the swim leg effectively can help you save energy and swim faster in open-water. Here are some tips from coach Andy Bullock on how to draft successfully
27 May 2016 at 11:29

7 open-water swim myths busted

Fact or fiction? Triathlon swimming coach Dan Bullock explains the truth behind the open-water swim myths
18 May 2016 at 09:14

Open-water swim technique: 11 common mistakes triathletes make

Tri swimming coach Annie Oberlin-Harris explains 11 common mistakes triathletes make in the open water swim and advice on how to correct them
16 May 2016 at 09:47

Sub-1hr session: Swim pyramids

Get ready to push yourself to your absolute limit with this lung-busting swim workout for advanced athletes that promises to boost both fitness and speed in 60mins

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

Triathlon swimming technique: 9 common mistakes

Triathlon 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