Swim

Front crawl: How to get more out of each stroke

Super streamline your swim stroke this winter for faster swim times next season
05 November 2019 at 13:00

Winter pool swimming: how to survive and LOOK faster and more efficient against the opposition

You’ve finished racing for the year and want some time off. Fair enough! But how do you find the motivation to get back in the water? Our resident tri columnist and weekend warrior, Martyn Brunt, has these tips…
04 November 2019 at 09:28

Why do I feel out of breath when I swim in a wetsuit?

Find it difficult to breathe when you swim in a wetsuit? It could be due to a number of factors says John Wood
29 October 2019 at 09:48

Cold water swimming: How to acclimatise for an extreme triathlon or late season swimming

Want to race - or train - in cold water? Here’s the science behind what happens to your body when you're immersed in cold(er) water — and how the right kit can help you cope with the extreme conditions
24 October 2019 at 10:11

Swimming: why is breaststroke slower than front crawl?

Breaststroke speed versus front crawl speed: John Wood explains why swimming breaststroke is slower than swimming front crawl, due to its increased resistance
23 October 2019 at 11:31

How to adapt your breaststroke for open water

Swim breaststroke? John Wood explains how to develop an effective stroke for open water
23 October 2019 at 11:28

How to start open-water swimming if you're nervous, and build up confidence

Nervous about just being in open water, never mind swimming in a pack and racing? Mel Berry has this confidence-building advice for wannabe open-water swimmers
18 October 2019 at 10:00

Extreme triathlons: How to train for a tough and cold swim leg

Top age-grouper Janine Doggett explains how to prepare for tough, cold and choppy swims
25 September 2019 at 11:14

10 swim racing and training tips from tri's best swimmers

Want to improve your swim? Here is some advice from some of the best swimmers and coaches in triathlon, including Jess Learmonth, Lucy Charles-Barclay and Henri Schoeman
19 September 2019 at 11:16

Sea swimming for beginners: how to swim in the sea

We explain the unique challenges seas present to swimmers, and what you can do to give yourself the best chance of successfully mastering the waves
12 September 2019 at 10:00

How important is technique when it comes to swimming?

Does having a good swim technique really help your speed and performance in the water? Yes says John Wood, here why it's important...
04 September 2019 at 16:24

What's the serratus anterior muscle and why is it important to swimmers?

Nick Beer explains the role the oft-forgotten serratus anterior muscle plays in swimming front crawl, and how you can strengthen it
15 August 2019 at 15:04

Backstroke: What are its benefits and will it improve my front crawl?

Should you swim backstroke? Wondering if it is worth including some backstroke in your swimming sessions? Yes says John Wood, here's why...
05 August 2019 at 15:12

Swim leg: How to start and finish strongly

Get your tri challenge off to a flyer by developing fast swim starts and exits into T1
29 July 2019 at 16:04

Swim cadence: Is there a perfect stroke rate?

Mark Allen gives his world-beating advice on swim cadence
28 June 2019 at 10:00  (2)

Open-water swimming: How to get faster from the pros

Wondering how to get faster in open water? Pros Jack Rex Burnell and Jess Learmonth have this advice…
20 June 2019 at 09:21

What to do if you mess up your sighting race-day

Struggle to sight race-day? We show you the basic steps necessary if you start to go off-piste
19 June 2019 at 05:00

How to use the pool to prepare for open water swimming

Have limited access to open water? Ironman pro Tim Don explains how to adapt your pool training so you can prepare effectively for open water. He also includes one of his favourite open water group sessions for when you do get out there!
05 June 2019 at 10:28

Which muscles does breaststroke use and tone?

Breaststroke is a great workout for the whole body. Here we explain the main muscles it uses, and how swimming breaststroke tones the body
29 May 2019 at 10:00

What's the perfect body position for front crawl?

220 swim coach John Wood explains the best body position for an efficient and effective front crawl
14 May 2019 at 09:43