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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
How to swim in open water for the first time and prepare for race day
Swimming in open water, never mind racing and coping with a pack, can be daunting. Six time Ironman world champion Dave Scott explains how to get used to the conditions, and not let the nerves get the better of you
02 November 2017 at 12:16
Swim fin workouts: Dave Scott explains how they help your training, and key sessions
Wondering what the point of fins are when you're not allowed them in races? Ironman legend Dave Scott explains why, if used right, they can be a crucial bit of training kit.
31 October 2017 at 11:54
How to sight and breathe in open water
Olympic open water swimmer Keri-anne Payne explains how to incorporate your sighting into your breathing so you waste less energy
24 October 2017 at 10:30
How to set your swim training benchmark
The off-season is the time to get your stroke assessed, set specific goals and start to measure your progress
23 October 2017 at 09:45
4 intensity swim levels you should include in your freestyle training
Tri swim coach Rory Buck explains four different intensity levels, and why and how you should be adjusting your front crawl pace in your swim workouts.
10 October 2017 at 09:04
How much should your body rotate in front crawl?
Wondering how much your body should roll and rotate in freestyle? John Wood explains the perfect swim technique
05 October 2017 at 09:33
How to get to the swim buoy first
Swim at one pace in open water and get caught up at the start? Then here’s the speed session for you
26 September 2017 at 14:28
Freestyle swim technique: how to improve your rotation and position
You’ll improve your propulsion in the water by making your front crawl streamlined. Coach Robin Brew shows you why relaxing is key…
18 September 2017 at 09:23
How to do a rollover turn in the swim
The rollover turn is very fast and requires very little extra effort. Robin Brew explains how to do it
14 September 2017 at 12:32
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…
01 September 2017 at 11:11
How to tell if your swim's improved
Want to work out if your swimming has improved? Here’s a handy session to measure progress
29 August 2017 at 12:02
5 not-so-serious rules for surviving swim training and racing
220's Martyn Brunt, with his own unique brand of humour, offers up five not-so-serious golden rules for those dipping a toe into triathlon waters
14 August 2017 at 10:02
5 freestyle swim drills to improve your propulsion and feel
The propulsive phase is a key area of the swim stroke that’s predominantly executed below the surface of the water. Here, with the help of our underwater photo sequences, you’ll gain a clearer picture of the specific movements.
07 August 2017 at 12:20
Why can't I swim straight freestyle?
Struggle to swim straight in front crawl? It could be due to your technique, says Dan Bullock. Here he explains four possible causes...
07 August 2017 at 11:11
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