Swim

Is there a difference between front crawl and freestyle?

We explain how freestyle differs from front crawl
23 May 2018 at 12:06

Front crawl technique session: improve your rotation

This swim session will teach you how to use your whole body power for fast and effective triathlon swimming
10 May 2018 at 14:47

Swim start: what’s the best position to be in?

Wondering what's the best position to be in at the start of the swim? That says John Wood is dependant on your race ambitions
23 April 2018 at 15:11

What muscles do you use in front crawl?

Swimming front crawl is a great low-impact workout for the whole body. Here are the key muscles it particularly targets
13 April 2018 at 14:16

Front crawl: how to develop your swim stroke and cadence

This front crawl swim session will help you develop your stroke length and cadence, to suit every race and weather conditions
10 April 2018 at 12:18

How can I stop overgliding in front crawl?

John Wood explains how to stop overgliding in front crawl
09 April 2018 at 14:04

Swimathon: 5 tips for success

Taking part in Swimathon 2018? Stay the course with these 5 tips from Olympic open-water swimmer Keri-anne Payne

6 species of jellyfish to look out for when swimming in the sea

Worried about encountering jellyfish when swimming and getting stung? Here's a guide from Richard Harrington of the Marine Conservation Society to 6 of the most common
15 March 2018 at 12:17

Currents: how to spot them and stay safe when open water swimming

There are a wide range of factors that can cause different kinds of currents. These include wind, tidal movement, river and estuarine flow…and of course, the most commonly talked about, rip currents. Swim England has this advice
14 March 2018 at 12:13

Jess Learmonth reveals her swim training secrets

GB's Jess Learmonth is one of the fastest female swimmers on the ITU circuit. Here she talks about her swim training and shares some advice for age-groupers - over to you Jess...
30 January 2018 at 09:18

Swim breathing drills for front crawl

This freestyle swim training session will help you develop effective breathing for the pool and open water, so you can unleash your inner swim beast!
26 January 2018 at 15:00

What is a good swim cadence and how can I increase mine?

Confused about swim cadence? John Wood explains what you need to know about swim cadence and how to improve it
22 January 2018 at 12:37  (3)

How to swim butterfly

Swimming butterfly can help you develop a better and more efficient freestyle swim stroke, but it is not an easy stroke to master. Dan Bullock explains how to swim butterfly
16 January 2018 at 14:07

How can I increase the length of my swim stroke?

Wondering how to increase the length of your front crawl stroke so you increase your speed, and whether you should up your stroke rate to optimise speed? Dan Bullock has the answers
09 January 2018 at 12:29

Winter Swim Sets

To swim better, says Joe Beer, you must assess your current ability and tweak your training to focus on stubborn areas
23 December 2017 at 09:00

How to develop a strong and efficient swim stroke

Build focused mini drill sets into your winter swim training to develop a strong and efficient stroke
06 December 2017 at 15:18

15 key front crawl swim drills to improve your technique

The drills here are designed to improve the four key elements of a good swim technique; body position, leg mechanics, arm mechanics and your breathing and timing.

Should I swim front crawl with straight arms, or ones bent at the elbow?

Feeling confused about your arm position, and when you should have high elbows, when swimming freestyle? 220 swim coach John Wood explains all
29 November 2017 at 10:10

How does swimming butterfly improve your front crawl?

Team GB Olympic butterfly swimmer Aimee Wilmott explains how swimming fly can help you develop a better and more efficient freestyle swim stroke, and shares two of her favourite drills
28 November 2017 at 12:02

Olympian Keri-anne Payne shares her triathlon swim tips

To celebrate the launch of Keri-anne Payne's new wetsuit collaboration with Zone 3, 220 were invited to a special swim masterclass
26 November 2017 at 16:51