Front Crawl Leg Kick

I often get asked about leg kick in front crawl. Common questions are should I kick harder to go faster, how many times should I kick to every arm cycle or concerns that their kick is too gentle and isn’t doing anything.  In this blog we’ll try to answer some of these questions.

What is an endless pool and why learn in one?

An endless pool is a small private swimming pool that we use for lessons and coaching.  It’s 14 feet long, 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep and uses a current for you to swim against, rather like running on a treadmill. It sounds like an odd and difficult thing to do, but it is incredibly easy to swim in an endless pool and has many advantages over a regular swimming pool.  It’s also a powerful and efficient way to learn.

Athlete Profile: Gary Smith

We are delighted to introduce YouCanCoaching athlete Gary Smith who has been working with us over the last 2 seasons. He tells us a bit about himself as a triathlete and how he has benefit from triathlon coaching. 

Six Essential Skills for Road Cyclists

 UK Roads are busy with lots of traffic and can be dangerous or scary for cyclists. It’s essential to have some simple skills and strategies in place to keep yourself safe, reduce the risk and to help keep your cycling fun. Here are some 6 simple tips that might help.

Reasons to Train in a Group

One of the things I love most about Triathlon is the people I meet, the friends I’ve made and the fun I have training with other people.  I’m a better athlete because I train in groups and without them I would often have struggled to get all my training done. But there are times when training with a group isn’t helpful and it’s useful to know the reasons for and against.

Ten Reasons to have a Swimming Video Analysis

A swimming video analysis is a powerful learning tool that can accelerate your learning and help you to swim faster. It’s often underused by triathletes and swimmers who get bogged down with swimming as far and as fast as possible. Here are 10 ways a swimming video analysis can help your technique so you swim faster.  

Review of the Year: 2017

he New Year is a great opportunity to reflect and review how the last 12 months has been. We’ve been thinking about what we’ve achieved and where we still want to make progress both as a business, a coach and an athlete. The best part of being a coach is helping people to achieve amazing things so here are our Coached Athletes in Numbers so you can see what amazing things they achieved.

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Swimmers

It’s that time of year when a lot of people are making New Year’s resolutions and thinking about how they want to make 2018 different to 2017. Here are our ten suggestions for some things that might help to make you a better a swimmer