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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…

Sub-1hr swim drill: All systems go

Hit various energy systems with this 60min pool workout for intermediate athletes
26 March 2015 at 15:16

Four essential swim sessions for beginner triathletes

Take these sub-1hr pool drills to heart in spring and you’ll smash it this triathlon season
09 March 2015 at 15:26

Sub-1hr session: Pace time

Try this 60min aerobic set for beginners where the aim is to maintain a consistent pace

Cassie Patten’s top 10 tips for a better triathlon swim

From breathing smoothly to sighting effectively, Britain’s Olympic open water medallist shares her swim advice for triathletes
24 February 2015 at 10:30

The three main causes of swimming neck pain

Swim Smooth’s Paul Newsome dissects the three classic stroke flaws that cause neck tension or pain for swimmers
18 February 2015 at 15:38

Improve your sprint distance swim

Sick of being last man Charlie out of the water? We’ve got the drills and tips you need
09 February 2015 at 14:51

8 ways to beat open water nerves

From positive mantras to visualisation and jokes, long-distance swimmer Adam Walker shares his tips
02 February 2015 at 16:38

Sub-1hr session: Wetsuit workout

Reap the rewards next season by including this intermediate-level wetsuit session in your winter training

Sub-1hr session: Master technique

Use pool tools to perfect your technique with 60min beginner workouts this winter

Get rid of ‘swimmer’s ear’

Are you getting bad earache after swim training or racing? Let us help…
10 December 2014 at 15:26

Four steps to a faster swim (part 2)

Seven-time world champion Richard Stannard shares his essential swim sessions and shows you how to build up to them...
20 November 2014 at 12:26

Six pros share their swim secrets

From crocodile eyes to gym exercises and pool tools, here’s some specialist inside knowledge
13 November 2014 at 15:04  (2)

Supercharge your swim this autumn

Swim Smooth founder Paul Newsome breaks down the art of swimming into six key areas
10 November 2014 at 15:08

Master the winter waters in 10 (moderately easy) steps

Make open-water swimming a year-round activity with our essential tips
06 November 2014 at 15:50

Four steps to a faster swim (part 1)

Want to improve your swimming for tri? Seven time world champion Richard Stannard aka ‘the Fish’ has these four tips…
30 October 2014 at 16:32

Sub-1hr session: Warm-up to win

Get your engine revving in readiness for a max effort race start with this intermediate-level drill

Keswick Mountain Festival adds an ultramarathon for 2015

Ninth edition of Lake District sports bonanza includes three new trail runs alongside longstanding triathlons, sportives and more
22 October 2014 at 11:24

Sub-1hr session: Boost start speed

Prepare to go fast and hard with this 60min swim workout for advanced athletes, designed to give you the edge on race day right from the hooter

How the 'Ocean Walker' swim stroke can benefit triathletes

Swimming coach and long-distance record holder Adam Walker shares the stroke that enabled him to keep swimming when doctors were saying he should give the sport up
09 October 2014 at 15:19  (2)