Swimming

  • Pete Jacobs: Ironman Swim Training

    3rd October 2013

    Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs reveals his top Ironman swimming training and race tips Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs is a fantastic swimmer thanks to his background in surf lifesaving competitions, but even he has to spend serious time in…

  • Swimming Training: How To Navigate Faster In Open Water

    25th September 2013

    Knock minutes off your triathlon swim splits and save valuable energy with these tips from coaching editor Phil Mosley Photo courtesy of triathlon.org / Arnold Lim / ITU If you can’t swim from A to B in a straight line…

  • How To Streamline Your Swim Kick

    21st August 2013

    Reduce drag from your legs to go quicker in the water with Phil Mosley’s kicking masterclass. Set your speed There are no rules that say how many kicks you should do per stroke cycle but normally it’s two, four or…

  • How To Remove Your Wetsuit Quickly In Transition

    19th August 2013

    Save vital seconds in transition by following these seven simple steps to removing your wetsuit 1 Stand up, get steady When you come out of the water, you’ll be dizzy. Take a second to get your bearings and get your…

  • Triathlon Swimming: How To Swim In A Wetsuit

    24th July 2013

    Fine-tune your open-water stroke with these essential tips for wetsuit swimming from elite triathlete Tamsin Lewis Get your head up Practise water polo drill (head-up front crawl) in the pool and open water. It encourages good turnover and forces you…

  • How To Stay Calm In Open Water

    3rd July 2013

    Outdoor swimming requires mental strength. Follow these top tips to overcome your fears. (Photo credit: Triathlon.org / Spomedis / ITU) Swimming in open water can conjure up images of Jaws, the Loch Ness Monster and giant man-eating squid. It can…

  • How To Avoid Fatigue Before A Big Race

    20th June 2013

    Training too hard for too long can leave you feel flat and fatigued. Here’s how to turn things around Months of hard winter miles are behind you and you’re reaching the highest volume of training for this season’s big race.…

  • Open Water Swimming Tips

    29th May 2013

    Triathlon coach Andy Bullock explains five ways to swim better in open water Open-water swimming is a completely different kettle of fish to swimming in a pool. While the indoor environment is generally calm – aided by flat water, lane…

  • Should Triathletes Only Swim Front Crawl?

    2nd May 2013

    Triathlon coach Andy Bullock explains the pros and cons of mixing swimming strokes Front crawl is the stroke that all triathletes aim to master, but Masters, swimmers, swim coaches and triathlon coaches support the idea of swimming the other main…

  • 3 New Ways To Swim Faster

    4th April 2013

    Expert Andy Bullock explains that improving swim speed isn’t just down to drills. Traditionally, improving your swimming technique requires you to practice a series of drills, breaking down your technique into smaller parts and then putting the swim stroke back…