Bilateral breathing: how to learn to breathe on both sides when swimming front crawl

Struggle with bilateral breathing in front crawl and get very little time to practise? Here are some tips from John Wood
19 October 2018 at 14:44

How to swim faster: 15 ways to hone your front crawl technique

Hit a plateau with your swim? Want to find those marginal gains and progress in the water? Look no further for the ultimate guide to swimming faster!
25 September 2018 at 11:10

Hypoxic swim sessions: what are they and should you do them?

Heard a lot about hypoxic swim sessions, both good and bad, and wondering whether they are worth including in your training? BTF level 3 coach Matt Sanderson from Triathlon Coaching UK explains all
24 September 2018 at 12:10

How much should you reach in front crawl?

Wondering if you should stretch forward more in your front crawl stroke, so you can reach for more water? John Wood explains why this could actually make you lose momentum.
14 September 2018 at 09:44

How much aerobic swimming should you include in your training programme?

220 swim coach John Wood explains how much aerobic swim training you should include in your training
14 August 2018 at 09:09

70.3 swim advice and sessions from Lucy Charles

2017 Ironman world champion runner up and former top open water swimmer Lucy Charles passes on her top tips and swim sessions for mastering the middle-distance swim
30 July 2018 at 12:19

The ultimate race-prep swim session

Achieve the perfect swim start with these short, sharp race-ready workouts
26 July 2018 at 13:03

How does swimming with a snorkel help your front crawl?

Wondering just how beneficial snorkels are for improving your front crawl, and what the advantages and disadvantages of using them are? John Wood explains all
25 July 2018 at 09:39

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