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

6 transition tips for exiting open-water

Exiting open water is an often overlooked part of the triathlon swim, but it is where many seconds can be gained and lost. Chrissie Wellington shares her 6 top tips for getting out of the water efficiently…
22 February 2017 at 14:00

The swim leg: 11 common fears and how to overcome them

The swim may be the shortest discipline in triathlon, but it is often the most feared. Here’s how to overcome the most common swim fears…
06 February 2017 at 09:57

Open water fears: overcome lake swim panic attacks

Hate murky water – or deep, clear water – and the thought of beasties that may lurk therein? Read on…

4 pool swim sessions for triathletes

John Wood has put together four swim set examples. Three are targeted towards one main skill: endurance, speed or open-water skills; while the final one is designed to help newer swimmers progress, ready to step up to the others.
11 January 2017 at 11:03

10 essential pool swim drills for triathletes

John Wood explains 10 key swim drills that should be a staple part of any triathlete's pool training
10 January 2017 at 10:52  (1)

6 open-water swimming skills to practise in the pool

We explain 6 key open-water swimming skills that you can practise in the pool over the winter so you are confident and flying come race-day
09 January 2017 at 08:59

Swimming with fins: what's the difference between long and short fins?

John Wood explains the differences between swimming with long and short fins, their benefits and the best fin swim sets
03 January 2017 at 10:12

Strength training for swimming: 6 key gym exercises

The following exercises have been designed to increase your range of motion and power so that every swim stroke you make becomes more dynamic and helps you cover more distance
01 December 2016 at 14:42