Swim

Blog: Intensely cold swimming and brutal bike climbs at the Alpe D’Huez Long Distance Triathlon

Age-grouper Brian Carlin describes his race last week, where the swim was so cold his face quickly went numb and three huge bike climbs then followed
04 August 2014 at 11:47

Gallery: Long Course Weekend

Check out these photos from the recent three-day multisport festival in Tenby, Wales – can you spot yourself?
30 July 2014 at 13:18

Three steps to practising your swim drafting until it's perfect

We show you the basic steps for drilling this key skill in the pool with some training buddies, so you can get it right come race day and save valuable energy in the dip
23 July 2014 at 15:02

Three steps to better swim sighting

We show you the basic steps necessary for getting it right on race day
21 July 2014 at 15:01

Getting ready for aquathlons

Got the swim/run bug? Check out our guide to prepping for your next aquathlon, including advice on combating dizziness after the swim
17 July 2014 at 15:33

Chrissie W on… how to overcome open-water fears

Swimming in the great outdoors can be liberating, fulfilling and fun, says four-time Ironman world champ – here’s how
05 June 2014 at 15:51

Mario Mola and Gwen Jorgensen share their swim secrets

Two of the world's triathletes divulge some pro swimming tips and describe their top swimming workouts
04 June 2014 at 16:09

How to improve your deep-water swim starts

Want to get better at 'standing' swim starts for open-water triathlons? These drills will have you surging ahead of the competition in no time
23 May 2014 at 14:35

How important is bilateral breathing for beginner swimmers?

With many new triathletes struggling to master this skill, our experts discuss how big an impact it has on your swim split
19 May 2014 at 14:34  (3)

Can cola prevent stomach upsets after swimming in open water?

We look at what steps you can take after a swim in the great outdoors to reduce your chances of picking up a stomach bug
14 May 2014 at 13:22

Three swim sessions from Tyler Butterfield

Bermudan athlete shares his workouts for building tempo, speed and recovery times
07 May 2014 at 13:31

Essential tips for conquering your first sea swim

We explain the unique challenges they present, and what you can do to give yourself the best chance of success on race day
02 May 2014 at 14:02

How to improve your swim kick efficiency and save more energy for the bike and run

We explain why you should focus on kick technique rather than spare your legs for the triathlon disciplines still to come, and suggest some drills to help
23 April 2014 at 16:16

Sub-1hr swim session: race-pace simulator

A pool workout that will get you swimming as close to race speed as possible
31 March 2014 at 12:24

How to pace pool-based swims

Understanding your lactate threshold and Critical Swim Speed is key when there's no-one to pace yourself against, and can deliver big gains in speed efficiency
24 March 2014 at 14:10  (2)

How to improve your swimming out of the water

Try these tips if you can't get to the pool as often as you would like but need to work on your swimming muscles and technique
11 March 2014 at 14:47

Why you should be swimming 'off strokes' regularly

Don't just stick to freestyle in the pool – targeting weaker strokes has a number of benefits
21 February 2014 at 13:37

Sub-1hr sesh: paced to perfection

Get your swim pacing spot on this race season
05 February 2014 at 09:47

Improve your open water starts

Practice them in the pool with no-push starts
14 January 2014 at 09:33

Sub-1hr session: open-water simulator

Boost your top-end speed in the open water
13 January 2014 at 09:00