Swimming

  • 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…

  • Touch Turn Faster In The Pool

    2nd January 2014

    Swim faster by learning the perfect touch turn to improve efficiency and splits in the pool Get ready for pool-based racing Some pool-based tris don’t allow tumble turns, so learn to touch-turn without putting your feet down to get onto…

  • Swimming Training Plans For Triathlon

    1st January 2014

    Free triathlon swimming training plans to help you improve your swimming and swim faster These swimming trainingplans will help you improve your swim splits in your next triathlon by boosting swim speed, power and technique. Sprint Swimming Plan This sprint triathlon…

  • 4 Rules To Swim Faster

    19th December 2013

    Turbo charge your swim and fine tune your training with these four keys to swimming faster Swimming can seem like the most complex of sports, with so many different elements of technique for you to master. It’s no wonder that…

  • Winter Open Water Swimming Maintenance

    21st November 2013

    Keep your open-water swimming up to scratch in the pool this off-season with these tips Once your wetsuit has been carefully folded away and put into hibernation for the winter, it’s all too easy to forget about the open-water skills…

  • Mix Your Strokes To Swim Faster

    9th November 2013

    Learning the basics of butterfly and backstroke can help you improve your front crawl To become a great front crawl swimmer you need to practise the other strokes too. Here, Triathlon Plus’s training editor Phil Mosley takes you through the…

  • Swim Faster By Following These Rules

    28th October 2013

    Steer clear of common swimming mistakes and improve your speed in the water with this guide. Multi-sport athletes are tough – we’ve no doubt about that. But ask a ‘pure’ swimmer, cyclist or runner, and you might hear a very…

  • Ironman World Championships: Get In Training

    7th October 2013

    If you’re thinking about moving up to Ironman, check out our Ironman triathlon training sections Ironman World Championships Kona 2013 (Photo: *christopher*) Making the decision to do an Ironman is not one that should be taken lightly, after all a…