Swim

How to swim in choppy water

Andy Bullock explains how to cope with sea swims when the water gets rough
21 March 2017 at 10:55

Four steps to a faster swim

Want to improve your swimming for tri? Seven time world champion Richard Stannard aka ‘the Fish’ has these four tips…
13 March 2017 at 14:00

Open-water swim technique: the key components

Legend Chrissie Wellington shares her key five components of a good open-water swim technique
10 March 2017 at 09:11

How to improve your 'catch and pull' phase in front crawl

The power of the front crawl swim stroke is in the pull, says coach John Wood. Here he shows you how to improve your catch and pull phase so you increase your distance per stroke
09 March 2017 at 08:59

How to improve your open-water swimming in triathlons

Matt Sanderson, co-founder of Triathlon Coaching UK, explains how to improve your open-water swimming in 10 easy steps
28 February 2017 at 09:02

9 open-water swim problems and how to put them right

Want to improve your open-water swimming? Glen Walker cites 9 common open-water swimming problems… and shows you how to overcome them
23 February 2017 at 09:03

6 transition tips for exiting open-water

Exiting open water is an often overlooked part of the triathlon swim, but it is where many seconds can be gained and lost. Chrissie Wellington shares her 6 top tips for getting out of the water efficiently…
22 February 2017 at 14:00

The swim leg: 11 common fears and how to overcome them

The swim may be the shortest discipline in triathlon, but it is often the most feared. Here’s how to overcome the most common swim fears…
06 February 2017 at 09:57

Open water fears: overcome lake swim panic attacks

Hate murky water – or deep, clear water – and the thought of beasties that may lurk therein? Read on…

4 pool swim sessions for triathletes

John Wood has put together four swim set examples. Three are targeted towards one main skill: endurance, speed or open-water skills; while the final one is designed to help newer swimmers progress, ready to step up to the others.
11 January 2017 at 11:03

10 essential pool swim drills for triathletes

John Wood explains 10 key swim drills that should be a staple part of any triathlete's pool training
10 January 2017 at 10:52

6 open-water swimming skills to practise in the pool

We explain 6 key open-water swimming skills that you can practise in the pool over the winter so you are confident and flying come race-day
09 January 2017 at 08:59

Swimming with fins: how to use fins to improve swim technique

John Wood explains the differences between swimming with long and short fins, their benefits and the best fin swim sets
03 January 2017 at 10:12

Strength training for swimming: 6 key gym exercises

The following exercises have been designed to increase your range of motion and power so that every swim stroke you make becomes more dynamic and helps you cover more distance
01 December 2016 at 14:42

Front crawl technique: paddle or rake hand position?

Scientists investigate the impact of finger position in swimming and find spread fingers offer greater efficiency
21 November 2016 at 14:32  (2)

Lunchtime Swims

Make the most of your lunch hour with Dan Bullock’s 45min pool-based sessions – guaranteed to find you some extra swim speed
16 November 2016 at 09:00

How to pace your swim

Always arriving into T1 exhausted? Fed up of feeling like you haven’t swum your best? Then follow Dan Bullock’s tips for getting to grips with pacing your swim in the excitement of a race
07 November 2016 at 14:00

Winter Swim Sets

To swim better, says Joe Beer, you must assess your current ability and tweak your training to focus on stubborn areas


25 October 2016 at 09:00

How to improve your front crawl breathing

Step-by-step instruction to improve your swim breathing from Robin Brew
24 October 2016 at 15:25

How to improve your swim speed, stamina and power

Varying the intensity of swim sessions holds the key to developing more swim speed, stamina and power. Dan Bullock shows you why…
20 October 2016 at 13:03