Swim

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

DIY Swim Sessions

You don’t need to hire a coach to get the most out of swim training. Dan Bullock shows you how to design your perfect swimming session...
20 October 2016 at 11:00

10 off-season triathlon swim sessions

In the triathlon off-season, we are all thinking about how to start the next season fitter and faster than ever. Andy Blow gives you 10 swimming sessions to energise and improve your triathlon swim...
14 October 2016 at 11:00

How to use swimming paddles

John Wood explains how to use, and train with, swimming paddles and how your swim technique can benefit from them
11 October 2016 at 12:21

Becky Adlington's five top swimming tips

If you are after swim advice, you could do worse than ask an Olympic legend
28 September 2016 at 10:00

Should I do aerobic swimming sessions?

Aerobic sessions are a cornerstone of run/bike training, but often in the swim it's all short sets and rest breaks at coached sessions. Terry Laughlin explains the differences between run/bike training and swim training and whether you should include aerobic swims in your triathlon training schedule
13 September 2016 at 11:35

12 swim tools to improve technique and fitness

Swim tools are an easy way to improve technique and fitness in the pool. Dan Bullock introduces 6 familiar and 6 less familiar and explains their benefits and how to use them
12 September 2016 at 12:02

How to make the most of pool training

Find swim training dull and repetitive? It doesn't have to be. You just need to change your mindset, says Joe Beer
20 August 2016 at 13:42

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 components

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