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Beat your fear of open water

| Race Day Tips, Swimming, Triathlon Training | 20/01/2016 11:27am

With most would-be triathletes put off by the swim, Tri Surrey chairman Jonathan Wilden explains how to tackle the wild lakes of triathlon.

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How to swim strong

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 18/01/2016 10:00am

Tri Surrey coach Martin Loxton-Beed explains the importance of core engagement and mastering body rotation while in the water.

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Forget breathing in, it’s time to breathe out

| Swimming, Training Plans, Triathlon Training | 15/12/2015 11:06am

Andrew Potter and Tim George explain why exhalation is the secret to a successful and speedy swim, whether in training or on race day.

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How to: Benchmark yourself through the off-season – Part 1

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 03/12/2015 10:50am

Knowing where you’re at is the trick to further improvement over the winter, says Clapham Chasers’ coach, Tim George.

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Pre-swimming stretches

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 13/11/2015 13:39pm

Get the most out of your swimming performance with these pre-swim dynamic stretches courtesy of Leanne Garner.

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Step up to a 70.3: Part 2

| Cycling, Running, Swimming, Training Plans, Triathlon Training | 09/10/2015 11:36am

Part two of our guide to getting up to the standard of a 70.3

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Step up to a 70.3: Part 1

| Cycling, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training | 08/10/2015 10:36am

If you’re thinking about going long but not sure where to start, we’ve got all the answers. Words Phil Mosley. Images Ironman / Getty Images

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Crank up your pool training

| Swimming, Training Plans, Triathlon Training | 29/09/2015 13:24pm

Sprint swimming is the key to improvement, says Bath Amphibians coach Ben Matthews

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Sort your swimmer’s shoulder

| Injuries, Swimming, Triathlon Training | 07/09/2015 11:19am

Many triathletes and high level swimmers suffer from shoulder pain so we asked Rachel Whittaker, clinical director at Six Physio, how to avoid and rehabilitate this common injury.

Perfect your tumble turn

Perfect your tumble turns

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 24/08/2015 16:27pm

Best learned in two parts, the tumble and the turn, this nifty move will make you faster and more fluid in training saving you precious seconds in the pool…

Sort your stroke style

Swimming: sort out your stroke style

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 30/07/2015 09:55am

Streamline your technique and make sure you arrive in T1 with energy to spare…

5 tips for the ironman swim

5 tricks to speed up your Ironman swim

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 09/07/2015 14:09pm

Follow these five tips from coach Phil Mosley to increase your Ironman swim speed…

Top up your traning for sprint triathlon

Top up your training for a sprint triathlon

| Cycling, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training | 07/07/2015 15:21pm

Tri coach Phil Mosley offers up some simple workouts across all three disciplines for your sprint triathlon…

Perfect your starts

Perfect your swim starts

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 04/06/2015 10:49am

Get your deep-water swim starts right every time…

Put your wetsuit on properly

Put your wetsuit on properly

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 28/05/2015 10:05am

Get your race off to the best possible start by taking your time to get dressed…

Skull swim

Learn to skull swim better

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 12/05/2015 09:45am

Improve your feel for the water as well as your deep-water starts with this basic but essential drill for swimmers of all abilities.

Stop stopping your swim

4 exercises to prevent pausing in your swimming training

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 21/04/2015 15:46pm

Use these four exercises to prevent pauses and over-reaching in your front crawl stroke – you’ll save seconds in a few swimming training sessions…

Build swim strength fast

Build swim strength fast

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 30/03/2015 11:38am

Give your swimming power a shot in the arm (and back, and chest…) with these shortcuts…

Brain training for swimmers

Brain training for swimmers triathlon training plan

| Swimming, Training Plans, Triathlon Training | 10/03/2015 10:17am

Boost your swim fitness and technique, while maintaining bike and run speed. By Phil Mosley.

Swim flatter, swim faster

Swim flatter, swim faster

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 04/03/2015 13:02pm

Get your body position right for front crawl and you’ll save time and energy, says Elizabeth Hufton.

Tri challenge: learning to swim

The biggest tri challenge: learning to swim

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 08/02/2015 15:40pm

Perhaps the biggest challenge in tri is learning to swim, but taking those first steps made Elizabeth Hufton feel young again…

Swimming freestyle: step 6

A beginner’s guide to freestyle swimming

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 07/02/2015 10:15am

Move on from breast stroke by practising the basics of freestyle (otherwise known as front crawl) so you’ll be swimming faster by next season, says Elizabeth Hufton.

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Master the Superman

| Cycling, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training | 02/01/2015 12:15pm

Build your core strength and stabilise your body during swim/bike/running.   1. Get in line Start the Superman on all fours. The object of it is to perform the movement without shifting your weight to one side or the other so once you’re on all fours, make sure you’re lined up nicely with your knees hip-width […]

Triathlon Training: Fine-tune your kick technique

Triathlon Training: Fine-tune your kick technique

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 01/12/2014 11:41am

Choose the kick rate that works best with your experience level and style, says Paul Newsome.


How To Exit The Water Fast

| Swimming, Triathlon Training | 05/08/2014 06:00am

Finish your swim and get out of the water fast to blitz T1 on the way to a new triathlon PB


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