Swim

Dave Scott’s five tips for improving your swim technique for triathlon

Struggling with your swim? Six-time Ironman champ and coach Dave Scott has these tips to make you faster and more efficient
29 July 2015 at 08:00

How much time does drafting save when swimming?

A heck of a lot, actually – we reveal how to maximise the gains on offer
28 July 2015 at 11:00

Sub-1hr session: Skilful swimming

Build all-round fitness and hone technique with this 60min swim workout for advanced-level triathletes
27 July 2015 at 11:00

Three of Chrissie Wellington’s favourite pool-based swim sessions

Try these drills from Britain’s four-time Kona queen, then transfer them to the open water

Six key exercises for sharpening swim speed

Coach Simon Ward provides stability, movement and core drills to do on dry land – and gives walkthrough videos on how to do them
16 July 2015 at 15:44

Sub-1hr swim workout: Open-water booster

Brighton Tri Club head coach Mike Porteous provides a confidence-boosting group session, so you won’t ruin your bucket list race in the first few minutes
26 June 2015 at 11:00

Do leg-kick swim drills matter to triathletes?

We look at why they’re a key thing to practise in the pool
25 June 2015 at 11:00

Sub-1hr session: The Big Swim

Push yourself to the edge and get ready for race day with this 60min workout

Best technique for swimming round buoys in a triathlon

Struggling to get round the bobbing barriers at speed? Copping stray hits from other athletes? Read on...
29 May 2015 at 14:31

Open-water swim tactics

Worried about racing in open water? Fear not - expert Andy Blow has all the advice you need for all levels of ability, whether you're a nervous newbie or a near-dolphin...
27 May 2015 at 14:30

How to stop your legs from sinking in the swim

We explain how to solve the common problem of keeping your body level in the water
18 May 2015 at 12:00

Prepare to swim in open water for the first time

From choosing the right equipment to varying technique and remembering not to panic, we help you get ready
12 May 2015 at 14:48  (1)

Five beginner-friendly triathlon swims in the UK

We take a look at some of the best domestic races for building up confidence in the water

Adam Walker’s seven ways to improve your swim this spring

Britain’s record-breaking swimmer shares his advice on kickstarting your swim this season
30 April 2015 at 16:25

Can you wear contact lenses for swimming?

The risk of bacterial contamination means this is a risky route to take – we explain your options for training and race day  (10)

Chrissie Wellington on... How to increase swim speed and distance

Four-time Ironman world champ offers six key tips on how to build up to Iron-distance

Chrissie Wellington on... Swim training out of the pool

Four-time Ironman champ provides some drills and gym exercises to keep your swimming on track

How to improve your swim in the gym

Cut drag and tone swim-specific muscles out of the pool with these exercises

Improve your swim breathing in triathlon training

Are you struggling for air? It's a common problem for beginners – check out these tips

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…