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Front crawl: how can I stop swallowing lots of water when I swim?

Do you take in lots of water via your mouth when you swim front crawl? John Wood explains what could be going wrong in your stroke to cause this and how you can prevent it.
13 July 2018 at 09:45

How to prepare for a non-wetsuit Ironman swim leg

With the hot summer we are all experiencing there is a higher chance that the race you have entered could actually be declared a ‘non wetsuit swim’. For some athletes this possibility can send shivers down the spine! But it shouldn’t says coach Matt Sanderson of TriathlonCoaching.uk.com. Here he explains how to prepare
02 July 2018 at 14:24

Open water swimming: how to develop your OW swim skills in the pool

Optimise your pool time and accelerate your performance development in the open water with these simple pool-based swim drills
27 June 2018 at 11:23

Front crawl: what’s the difference between S-stroke and I-stroke?

Confused about S-stroke and I-stroke in front crawl? John Wood explains how they differ.
22 June 2018 at 12:31

How to hold swim technique while tired

This front crawl swim session will help develop both the physiology and the ability to hold technique while fatigued
25 May 2018 at 10:23

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