Swimming

  • The Perfect First Wetsuit

    17th June 2012

    A wetsuit is a big investment and can make or break your race. Here’s how to find the right one for you. Picking the right wetsuit is key (Photo: A. Hurrell) Starting out in triathlon is expensive, and your first…

  • 7 Ways To Swim Longer

    4th May 2012

    Boredom can kill your focus during long sessions. Rethinking your swim training can help you stay in the water for longer. Stay focused in long sessions to get quality and quantity Long runs and bike rides are some of the…

  • Your Best Ever Open Water Swim

    1st May 2012

    The first race discipline is many people’s nightmare. Here’s how to turn it into a dream swim. The challenge of swimming in open water is, for many triathletes, one of the things that brought them to the sport in the…

  • Buy The Fastest Wetsuit For You

    6th April 2012

    Not all triathlon wetsuits are the same. Swim Smooth’s Paul Newsome tells you how to choose one that matches the way you swim. Choosing the right wetsuit is a fundamental kit decision When choosing a wetsuit, most triathletes understand the…

  • Triathlon Swimming: Dial In Your Race Pace

    9th March 2012

    Richard Smith shows you how to get used to your race pace in the pool so you can get it right on race day. Learn to pace yourself and you'll be faster and more efficient come race day Getting your…

  • Learn To Swim For Triathlon

    24th February 2012

    Five top tips for learning triathlon swimming from scratch. Swimming is the most technical aspect of the sport The swim is often the most daunting of the three disciplines in triathlon. But don’t worry if it puts you off the…

  • Improve Body Roll

    23rd December 2011

    A great body roll can speed up your triathlon swim says Swim Smooth head coach Paul Newsome. Improving your body roll can really speed up your swimming A good front crawl stroke technique has between 45° and 60° of body…

  • Triathlon Swimming: Top Open Water Swimming Tips

    21st November 2011

    Top open water swim triathlon tips from Will Clarke, World and European U23 champion, Olympian and double British champion in triathlon. Swimming in open water requires its own set of skills I’ve been swimming for 19 years, but I’ve never…

  • How To Improve Pool Triathlon Swimming Skills

    18th November 2011

    Smooth pool triathlon swimming skills are very different from those needed for open water, but these tips will help to keep you abreast if swimming inside, says Triathlon Plus and triradar.com coaching editor Phil Mosley. Improving triathlon pool swimming is…

  • Triathlon Swimming: How To Swim Straight

    16th November 2011

    Learning to swim straight could shave minutes from your open water swim splits, says Swim Smooth head coach and triradar.com contributor Paul Newsome. Swimming straight saves precious time and energy As triathletes we spend hundreds of hours every year working…