Swim

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

How to reduce the chances of getting a strain and other injuries when swimming

Want to know how to stay afloat when injury is threatening to sink your swim? Dr Catherine Laraman gives you the prevention prescription you need
02 May 2019 at 10:00

Swim session: How to build race endurance in the pool

Here's how to introduce longer interval sets in your swim training to build race endurance for every distance
01 May 2019 at 16:33

Swim sighting: What are the most common mistakes people make?

John Wood explains the most common open water swim sighting mistakes triathletes make and how to put them right
23 April 2019 at 10:47

How to build a more powerful front crawl swim stroke

Practise these rotation drills to improve both your stroke efficiency and power
08 April 2019 at 10:50

How does swimming tone the body?

Scan the poolside line-up at any pro swim race and you’ll see the effects swimming can have on the human physique. In short, it tones and strengthens almost every single muscle in the body. Here’s the where and how…
04 April 2019 at 14:38

What are the benefits of swimming?

It’s simply fact that swimming is a great sport for all levels of fitness and experience, with myriad physical and mental benefits to be had from time in the pool or open water. Here are just a few reasons why swimming is really good for you…
04 April 2019 at 14:18

18 triathlon swimming tips and sessions for beginners

Are you at the beginning of your triathlon adventure but fearful of that opening swim leg? But don’t worry! 220 swim coach John Wood shares his 18 top front crawl swim technique tips and sessions for beginners
01 April 2019 at 10:33

Improve your triathlon swim with these dry-land workouts

Even if you can’t get to the pool, you can still work on your swim strength. Here to help you build crucial swim endurance is Andy Blow
28 March 2019 at 15:00

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…
19 March 2019 at 11:11

Ross Edgley: Training Tips for Red Bull Neptune Steps

Thinking of taking on the Red Bull Neptune Steps race? We spent a day with Ross Edgley, fresh from the Great British Swim, to find out how to beat this monster event…
27 February 2019 at 08:34

Dave Scott's key Ironman open water swim session

Want to get the edge on Ironman race day? Here's how to train smart in open water, says the six-time champion Dave Scott
07 January 2019 at 11:13

Front-crawl kick beat: what it means

Wondering what the kick beat means in front crawl? John Wood explains
02 January 2019 at 09:29

Bilateral breathing: how to learn to breathe on both sides when swimming front crawl

Struggle with bilateral breathing in front crawl and get very little time to practise? Here are some tips from John Wood
19 October 2018 at 14:44

How to swim faster: 15 ways to hone your front crawl technique

Hit a plateau with your swim? Want to find those marginal gains and progress in the water? Look no further for the ultimate guide to swimming faster!
25 September 2018 at 11:10

Hypoxic swim sessions: what are they and should you do them?

Heard a lot about hypoxic swim sessions, both good and bad, and wondering whether they are worth including in your training? BTF level 3 coach Matt Sanderson from Triathlon Coaching UK explains all
24 September 2018 at 12:10

How much should you reach in front crawl?

Wondering if you should stretch forward more in your front crawl stroke, so you can reach for more water? John Wood explains why this could actually make you lose momentum.
14 September 2018 at 09:44

How much aerobic swimming should you include in your training programme?

220 swim coach John Wood explains how much aerobic swim training you should include in your training
14 August 2018 at 09:09

70.3 swim advice and sessions from Lucy Charles

2017 Ironman world champion runner up and former top open water swimmer Lucy Charles passes on her top tips and swim sessions for mastering the middle-distance swim
30 July 2018 at 12:19

The ultimate race-prep swim session

Achieve the perfect swim start with these short, sharp race-ready workouts
26 July 2018 at 13:03