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6 species of jellyfish to look out for when swimming in the sea

Worried about encountering jellyfish when swimming and getting stung? Here's a guide from Richard Harrington of the Marine Conservation Society to 6 of the most common
15 March 2018 at 12:17

Currents: how to spot them and stay safe when open water swimming

There are a wide range of factors that can cause different kinds of currents. These include wind, tidal movement, river and estuarine flow…and of course, the most commonly talked about, rip currents. Swim England has this advice
14 March 2018 at 12:13

Jess Learmonth reveals her swim training secrets

GB's Jess Learmonth is one of the fastest female swimmers on the ITU circuit. Here she talks about her swim training and shares some advice for age-groupers - over to you Jess...
30 January 2018 at 09:18

Swim breathing drills for front crawl

This freestyle swim training session will help you develop effective breathing for the pool and open water, so you can unleash your inner swim beast!
26 January 2018 at 15:00

What is a good swim cadence and how can I increase mine?

Confused about swim cadence? John Wood explains what you need to know about swim cadence and how to improve it
22 January 2018 at 12:37  (3)

How to swim butterfly

Swimming butterfly can help you develop a better and more efficient freestyle swim stroke, but it is not an easy stroke to master. Dan Bullock explains how to swim butterfly
16 January 2018 at 14:07

How can I increase the length of my swim stroke?

Wondering how to increase the length of your front crawl stroke so you increase your speed, and whether you should up your stroke rate to optimise speed? Dan Bullock has the answers
09 January 2018 at 12:29

Winter Swim Sets

To swim better, says Joe Beer, you must assess your current ability and tweak your training to focus on stubborn areas
23 December 2017 at 09:00

How to develop a strong and efficient swim stroke

Build focused mini drill sets into your winter swim training to develop a strong and efficient stroke
06 December 2017 at 15:18

15 key front crawl swim drills to improve your technique

The drills here are designed to improve the four key elements of a good swim technique; body position, leg mechanics, arm mechanics and your breathing and timing.

Should I swim front crawl with straight arms, or ones bent at the elbow?

Feeling confused about your arm position, and when you should have high elbows, when swimming freestyle? 220 swim coach John Wood explains all
29 November 2017 at 10:10

How does swimming butterfly improve your front crawl?

Team GB Olympic butterfly swimmer Aimee Wilmott explains how swimming fly can help you develop a better and more efficient freestyle swim stroke, and shares two of her favourite drills
28 November 2017 at 12:02

Olympian Keri-anne Payne shares her triathlon swim tips

Olympic open water swimmer Keri-anne Payne shares her top 5 tips for improving your swim
26 November 2017 at 16:51

Open water skills swim session

Sharpen up your sighting, drafting and turning with this session from John Wood so you’ll be ready to race
24 November 2017 at 10:06

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

Vicky Holland's top 3 swim drills

Holland regularly includes these 3 swim drills to tune up the most important aspects of her stroke.
17 November 2017 at 12:56

How much should you kick in front crawl?

Tri coach John Wood explains how much triathletes should kick in the swim so they maximise their performance, without tiring their legs for the next two disciplines
16 November 2017 at 12:20

How to engage your core to boost swim speed

Swim coach John Wood shares some swim tips and drills that will help you engage your core and improve your technique, so you glide faster through the water
16 November 2017 at 09:14

How to build swim strength and stay injury free

Work on your swim-specific strength through the winter and swim injury-free into the new season
10 November 2017 at 09:11

Off-season swim schedule

How do you approach swim training when the summer race season is over? Coach John Wood shares his wealth of knowledge to keep you motivated…
02 November 2017 at 14:00