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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…

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