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Is it possible to learn how to swim front crawl?

Is it possible to learn how to swim front crawl?  If you can swim breast stroke a long way but get out of breath very quickly after a few strokes or a length of front crawl you might be thinking that learning to swim front crawl seems like an impossible task.

10 Reasons Triathletes should ditch their wetsuit

If you’re a triathlete then you’ll normally swim with a wetsuit on. But have you ever tried to swim outdoors without one? And how do you feel about it? There are lots of benefits to be had and here are ten reason you should give it a go.

Book Review: Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson is a journalist who writes about the science of endurance and fitness and has featured in many popular running and cycling magazines. Which comes first, cardio or weights is a book about all of the commonly held beliefs around fitness and exercise....

Do you need a wetsuit for open water swimming?

                    This is the second part of my blog about if you need a wetsuit for open water swimming. In this part I’m looking at the benefits of swimming without a wetsuit. Whether your someone who usually swims breaststroke, are just learning front crawl...

18 Reasons why you should learn to swim front crawl?

In this blog I’m going to give you 18 reasons why you should learn to swim front crawl. If you can swim breast stroke for miles but struggle with a few lengths of front crawl you might be wondering why you should bother learning. Breast stroke can feel like a nice sociable stroke. You can swim with your head up, chat to your friends and it feels nice and relaxed. So here are 18 reasons to inspire you to learn to swim front crawl.

Do you need a wetsuit for open water swimming?

Should I swim in a wetsuit or just my cossie? Are wetsuits cheating? Is it dangerous? Or is it nicer without?  There’s lots of different opinions and the discussion can get quite polarised. I swim both with and without a wetsuit all year round depending on what I’m doing and there are benefits of both.

Book Review: Running the Dream, Matt Fitzgerald

Matt decides to see how good he could be at running if he trained like a professional runner, despite being in his 40s. He joined a professional running team and became a full time runner living life like a pro. The book is the story of his journey but also what it’s...

Cancer, Triathlon and Life Lessons with Zelda Wilson

In this blog we hear from Zelda Wilson, client, friend and training partner. Zelda tells us about her story from beginner to endurance athlete, what got her started, how cancer has shaped her goals and what’s she’s learned along the way.

Book Review: Tiny Habits, BJ Fogg

This is a book about how to develop habits in order to make changes in your life and feel better. If there are things that you want to do more regularly but never manage to stick at then this is a book that can help. Key things for me are to get better at making time to do daily stretches and foam rolling to help with injury management and being more tidy so that I can find things when I need them