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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
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
To celebrate the launch of Keri-anne Payne's new wetsuit collaboration with Zone 3, 220 were invited to a special swim masterclass
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
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
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