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Quick Front Crawl Tips

If your front crawl stroke feels a bit ropy after a Christmas break then here are some quick and simple tips to help you get back to easy swimming. Check balance and posture Do you stay in horizontal balance throughout your swim and on every stroke? If not can you...

How long it will take to learn front crawl?

I often get asked how long it will take to learn front crawl and how many lessons someone will need. This is a tricky question to answer and in this blog I’m going to talk about some of the things that make it easier or harder to learn and give you some tips on how you can help yourself.

Help! How do you breathe while swimming?

Do you have trouble breathing while swimming front crawl? Are you wondering why you get out of breath? And what is making the breathing part of swimming front crawl so difficult? I’ve had some swimmers this week that are a bit frustrated with their swimming. They’ve...

Front Crawl Breathing Tips

Are you struggling with your breathing in front crawl? Do you get out of breath really quickly and feel exhausted after a few strokes or a few lengths?  Common issues swimmers raise with me every week are Getting out of breath really quickly Water going in their mouth...

Can you swim front crawl but still feel scared?

Can you swim front crawl for miles and have done many triathlon events – but how calm and confident are you in the water?  Have you even stopped to think about it? Have you ever had a panic attack? I’ve met many adult swimmers, often triathletes, who are fit,...

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...