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

How do I stop feeling out of breath when swimming front crawl?

The most common mistake people make with their breathing in front crawl, or freestyle as it's often known, is thinking they need to take huge lungfuls of air, says Olympic open-water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne. Here she explains why this happens, and how to breathe successfully while swimming.
18 July 2017 at 14:36  (1)

How to improve your breaststroke

200m Olympic breaststroke swimmer Molly Renshaw passes on her tips for improving your stroke
18 July 2017 at 10:39

Why am I slower swimming in a wetsuit?

Do you find swimming in a wetsuit actually makes you slower, rather than faster like it does for the majority of triathletes? John Wood has this advice
13 July 2017 at 14:42  (1)

How to swim in a current

During your tri career there’s a very good chance you’ll encounter currents in the open-water swim, which can impact your performance. Andrew Potter has this advice
13 July 2017 at 11:49

Swim training session with tools: get more power per stroke

Give your front crawl some extra oomph by training with paddles and pull buoys!
29 June 2017 at 13:53

Top 6 annoying habits of pool swimmers

Swim specialist Martyn discusses swim-lane etiquette. Or as he likes to call it, the ‘Top Six Annoying Habits of Swimmers’
06 June 2017 at 10:03  (1)

What's the correct head position in front crawl?

Wondering what the correct head position is in front crawl and whether you should change it when swimming in open water? John Wood explains all
23 May 2017 at 09:52

7 tips to improve your swimming in a pack

Swimming in a pack can be daunting, and it is often difficult to race at your best. We asked some of the world's best open-water swimmers for their advice and tactics
18 May 2017 at 14:37

Trickle breathing versus explosive breathing in front crawl

Andy Bullock explains the differences between trickle breathing and explosive breathing when swimming
20 April 2017 at 12:09

14 swim tips and sessions from the pros

14 top pro triathletes, including Gwen Jorgensen, Jodie Stimpson and Leanda Cave, share their top swim tips and sessions
20 April 2017 at 09:45

How to improve your swim performance by mixing up the pace

Mixing up swim pace is key to improving race-day swim speed and performance, but how can you work on variety in the pool? Coach John Wood has just the session…
03 April 2017 at 11:00

Should I use a kickboard in my triathlon swim training?

Wondering whether to use kickboard sets as part of your swim training schedule? Triathlon coach John Wood weighs up their uses
29 March 2017 at 10:45  (1)

How to swim in choppy water

Andy Bullock explains how to cope with sea swims when the water gets rough
21 March 2017 at 10:55

Four steps to a faster swim

Want to improve your swimming for tri? Seven time world champion Richard Stannard aka ‘the Fish’ has these four tips…
13 March 2017 at 14:00

Open-water swim technique: the key components

Legend Chrissie Wellington shares her key five components of a good open-water swim technique
10 March 2017 at 09:11

How to improve your 'catch and pull' phase in front crawl

The power of the front crawl swim stroke is in the pull, says coach John Wood. Here he shows you how to improve your catch and pull phase so you increase your distance per stroke
09 March 2017 at 08:59

How to improve your open-water swimming in triathlons

Matt Sanderson, co-founder of Triathlon Coaching UK, explains how to improve your open-water swimming in 10 easy steps
28 February 2017 at 09:02

9 open-water swim problems and how to put them right

Want to improve your open-water swimming? Glen Walker cites 9 common open-water swimming problems… and shows you how to overcome them
23 February 2017 at 09:03