Firstly let me tell you about myself, I swam at a national level in Northern Ireland, played waterpolo throughout University and currently have around 10,000 hours teaching experience. In 2017 I competed in 9 open water swimming events ranging from 1500m up to the iconic 10k distance. My best performance was at the Jubilee 10k…Details
The swimming part of a triathlon can sometimes be overlooked as a triathlon cannot be won from a good swim however being a strong swimmer has its advantages. The obvious ones being you are less likely to be in the main pack where kicks and elbows to the body, face can be frequent. Not the…Details
Swimming conditioning varies considerably dependent upon which stroke, distance you are training for. There is the sprinters, sometimes termed ‘drop dead sprinters’ who complete 50m FC sometimes without taking a single breath, the middle distance swimmers, long distance swimmers who compete over 1500m in the pool and open water swimmers competing in distances of 25km…Details
Open water swimming is the 2nd fastest growing sport in the UK at the moment, behind triathlon. Some locations I recommend to try are Shepperton open water swim, liquid leisure and for the more adventurous – tarn swimming in the Lake District. Open water swimming equipment In terms of equipment there is not much, however…Details
The process of learning how to swim is completely different from one individual to the next. As a general rule of thumb, kids learn gradually over a number of years and adults take on average 20 hours teaching to be able to swim one length front crawl with breathing. There are a number of factors…Details
Most nearly everyone has heard of Michael Phelps as the greatest Olympian of all time. Far fewer people recognize the man behind the swimmer Bob Bowman. Michael began training under Bob at the age of eleven and has followed his instructions loyally.
Most importantly he focuses on higher intensity/shorter distance workouts.Details