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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

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