Swimming

  • Triathlon Training: Perfect Single Arm Stroke

    3rd April 2014

    Improve your catch, breathing and body rotation with this essential swimming drill, says triathlon coach Steve Bailey 1. Rotate hips At the end of the stroke, lift the hip as the hand passes it in order to begin rotation in…

  • Sprint Triathlon Training Plans

    18th March 2014

    Our free sprint triathlon training plans will get you started in triathlon or hone your sprint-distance speed and fitness Using a triathlon training plan provides a guideline to improve triathlon performance, achieve better fitness and get faster quicker. It also makes…

  • Olympic-distance Triathlon Training Plans

    18th March 2014

    These exclusive free Olympic-distance triathlon training plans will help get you stronger, fitter and faster for your next triathlon Olympic-distance triathlons are tough to get through without the right training, so make the most of your sessions with these handy plans…

  • Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Training Plans

    18th March 2014

    Our free Ironman 70.3 triathlon training plans will help you race faster in your next half-Ironman race Ironman 70.3 triathlons can be seriously tough; the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run offer a challenging day for athletes of any ability.…

  • Ironman Triathlon Training Plans

    18th March 2014

    These exclusive free Ironman triathlon training plans will help you race better and faster in your next long-course triathlon event Ironman triathlons aren’t just tough races to compete in, they’re also incredibly challenging to train for. You’ll need consistency and…

  • Swimming With An Arm Injury – Video

    7th March 2014

    Video: Non Stanford’s top tips on swimming with an arm injury After crashing out of the mixed team relay in Hamburg last year and breaking her arm, ITU World Champ Non Stanford had to adapt her training to swim with…

  • Swim Like An Olympic Champion

    6th March 2014

    Eight easy-to-implement training tips from Olympic champion Alexander Popov to help you improve your efficiency, technique and speed Phil Mosley talks you through four-time Olympic gold medallist Alexander Popov’s super-efficient methods. 1. Swim Slowly  Popov’s coach Gennadi Touretski allocated large…

  • Swim Like A Pro Triathlete

    19th February 2014

    Pro triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury shows you the secrets of how to swim faster You might often look at the fastest pro swim times and think ‘They swam how fast?! How do they do it?’ Of course, having more time to…

  • How To Avoid Swimming Injuries

    23rd January 2014

    Avoid swimming shoulder problems with Swim Smooth’s Adam Young If you’re a triathlete, the chances are that you’ve experienced shoulder pain or discomfort at some point in your swimming life. Though the culprit can be down to issues such as…

  • Improve Your Swimming With The Unco Drill

    16th January 2014

    Use the unco swimming drill to move more fluidly through the water UNCO YOUR WARM-UP Timing your catch, pull, rotation and breathing to perfection is fundamental to freestyle technique and the ‘unco’ – uncoordinated – drill can be the key…