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The three main causes of swimming neck pain

Swim Smooth’s Paul Newsome dissects the three classic stroke flaws that cause neck tension or pain for swimmers
18 February 2015 at 15:38

Improve your sprint distance swim

Sick of being last man Charlie out of the water? We’ve got the drills and tips you need
09 February 2015 at 14:51

8 ways to beat open water nerves

From positive mantras to visualisation and jokes, long-distance swimmer Adam Walker shares his tips for overcoming your open-water swimming anxieties
02 February 2015 at 16:38

Sub-1hr session: Wetsuit workout

Reap the rewards next season by including this intermediate-level wetsuit session in your winter training

Sub-1hr session: Master technique

Use pool tools to perfect your technique with 60min beginner workouts this winter

Get rid of ‘swimmer’s ear’

Are you getting bad earache after swim training or racing? Let us help…
10 December 2014 at 15:26

Four steps to a faster swim (part 2)

Seven-time world champion Richard Stannard shares his essential swim sessions and shows you how to build up to them...
20 November 2014 at 12:26

Six pros share their swim secrets

From crocodile eyes to gym exercises and pool tools, here’s some specialist inside knowledge
13 November 2014 at 15:04  (2)

Master the winter waters in 10 (moderately easy) steps

Make open-water swimming a year-round activity with our essential tips
06 November 2014 at 15:50

Sub-1hr session: Warm-up to win

Get your engine revving in readiness for a max effort race start with this intermediate-level drill

Keswick Mountain Festival adds an ultramarathon for 2015

Ninth edition of Lake District sports bonanza includes three new trail runs alongside longstanding triathlons, sportives and more
22 October 2014 at 11:24

Sub-1hr session: Boost start speed

Prepare to go fast and hard with this 60min swim workout for advanced athletes, designed to give you the edge on race day right from the hooter

How the 'Ocean Walker' swim stroke can benefit triathletes

Swimming coach and long-distance record holder Adam Walker shares the stroke that enabled him to keep swimming when doctors were saying he should give the sport up
09 October 2014 at 15:19  (2)

Blog: Island hopping to World’s End at Xterra Swimrun Norway

British age-groupers Patricia Richardson and Naomi Shinkins encounter mild hypothermia and serious fatigue on a spectacular journey across 20 Nordic islands
26 September 2014 at 12:35

Use your body's core muscles to improve swim stroke efficiency

Top triathlon coach Darren Smith explains why technique is as important as strength when it comes to maximising power transfer through the water
25 September 2014 at 15:50

Gallery: Perranporth Extreme Surf Triathlon 2014

Cornwall's Rhiannon Strickland becomes first local female to win race in its 27-year history, while Dan Beynon wins men's race
25 September 2014 at 10:53

How to deal with that congested feeling after swimming

Tried ear plugs, hay fever tablets and all other remedies, to no avail? Read on…
16 September 2014 at 17:16  (4)

Gallery: Swedes claim victory at ÖtillÖ 2014

Local team Milebreaker shatter last year’s course record by 19mins at the Swimrun World Championships
02 September 2014 at 12:22

Aquathlon races see British women start the Edmonton gold rush

GB athletes stake their podium places in age-group and paratri races yesterday, as six-day multisport festival gets underway in Canada
28 August 2014 at 10:04

Sub-1hr session: Swim taper

Get your engine revving with this taper workout for beginners that’s guaranteed to yield speed