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

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)