Swim

Swim cadence: Is there a perfect stroke rate?

Mark Allen gives his world-beating advice on swim cadence
28 June 2019 at 10:00  (2)

Open-water swimming: How to get faster from the pros

Wondering how to get faster in open water? Pros Jack Rex Burnell and Jess Learmonth have this advice…
20 June 2019 at 09:21

What to do if you mess up your sighting race-day

Struggle to sight race-day? We show you the basic steps necessary if you start to go off-piste
19 June 2019 at 05:00

How to use the pool to prepare for open water swimming

Have limited access to open water? Ironman pro Tim Don explains how to adapt your pool training so you can prepare effectively for open water. He also includes one of his favourite open water group sessions for when you do get out there!
05 June 2019 at 10:28

Which muscles does breaststroke use and tone?

Breaststroke is a great workout for the whole body. Here we explain the main muscles it uses, and how swimming breaststroke tones the body
29 May 2019 at 10:00

What's the perfect body position for front crawl?

220 swim coach John Wood explains the best body position for an efficient and effective front crawl
14 May 2019 at 09:43

How to reduce the chances of getting a strain and other injuries when swimming

Want to know how to stay afloat when injury is threatening to sink your swim? Dr Catherine Laraman gives you the prevention prescription you need
02 May 2019 at 10:00

Swim session: How to build race endurance in the pool

Here's how to introduce longer interval sets in your swim training to build race endurance for every distance
01 May 2019 at 16:33

Swim sighting: What are the most common mistakes people make?

John Wood explains the most common open water swim sighting mistakes triathletes make and how to put them right
23 April 2019 at 10:47

How to build a more powerful front crawl swim stroke

Practise these rotation drills to improve both your stroke efficiency and power
08 April 2019 at 10:50

How does swimming tone the body?

Scan the poolside line-up at any pro swim race and you’ll see the effects swimming can have on the human physique. In short, it tones and strengthens almost every single muscle in the body. Here’s the where and how…
04 April 2019 at 14:38

What are the benefits of swimming?

It’s simply fact that swimming is a great sport for all levels of fitness and experience, with myriad physical and mental benefits to be had from time in the pool or open water. Here are just a few reasons why swimming is really good for you…
04 April 2019 at 14:18

18 triathlon swimming tips and sessions for beginners

Are you at the beginning of your triathlon adventure but fearful of that opening swim leg? But don’t worry! 220 swim coach John Wood shares his 18 top front crawl swim technique tips and sessions for beginners
01 April 2019 at 10:33

Improve your triathlon swim with these dry-land workouts

Even if you can’t get to the pool, you can still work on your swim strength. Here to help you build crucial swim endurance is Andy Blow
28 March 2019 at 15:00

3 common freestyle swim technique faults explained

Incorporating drills into your swim sessions is key to correcting all manner of ‘mistakes’ made in the freestyle stroke. Here are our top three common technique problems and their solutions…
19 March 2019 at 11:11

Ross Edgley: Training Tips for Red Bull Neptune Steps

Thinking of taking on the Red Bull Neptune Steps race? We spent a day with Ross Edgley, fresh from the Great British Swim, to find out how to beat this monster event…
27 February 2019 at 08:34

Dave Scott's key Ironman open water swim session

Want to get the edge on Ironman race day? Here's how to train smart in open water, says the six-time champion Dave Scott
07 January 2019 at 11:13

Front-crawl kick beat: what it means

Wondering what the kick beat means in front crawl? John Wood explains
02 January 2019 at 09:29

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