Videos

How to Use a Pull Buoy to Improve Your Swim Technique

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Pull buoys are small but effective training aids that can really help swimmers develop their skills and make the most of their time in the pool.

The benefits of training with a pull buoy include improved arm strength and technique, a more efficient breathing style and better swim posture.

Our guide shows you how to use one of these pull buoys to their maximum potential, and features some of the top products currently on the market.

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Top Tips to Improve Your Breaststroke Pull Technique

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If you're wondering how you can fine-tune your breaststroke technique to bring your times down even further, try taking a look at your breaststroke pull and pull down.

Perfecting your arm technique, as well as your transitions between the three phases of a breaststroke pull, will boost your efficiency and speed in the pool.

Even by doing the slightest thing wrong, you'll be costing yourself valuable seconds or milliseconds, so check out these helpful tips and video demonstrations to maximise your potential for a new breaststroke PB.

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From halo to Kona: How Tim Don recovered from broken neck

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This time last year, British triathlete Tim Don was lying in a hospital bed wondering if he would ever compete again.

Don suffered a broken neck in a training accident just two days before the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona but, after a year of incredible recovery, he's back to compete in the 2018 race.

In association with his sponsor Zone3, we take a look at the 40-year-old's inspirational journey back to fitness.

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4 Freestyle Swimming Tips to Help You Swim Faster

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There are several key components of the freestyle stroke that must come together perfectly to get your technique spot on.

If one is not performed correctly, it will adversely affect your efficiency and speed in the water.

In association with TYR, we have come up with four top freestyle swimming tips that you can start working on in the pool now.

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6 Simple Breaststroke Drills To Help You Swim Faster

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If you want to concentrate on improving your breaststroke swimming technique, there are a number of exercises you can perform regularly in the pool.

Check out these easy-to-follow video guides from Arena that will give you six top breaststroke drills to start working on as soon as you hit the water.

These breastroke drills will help you develop your strength, timing, coordination and technique.

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Best Swimming MP3 Player? The FINIS Duo

finis duo underwater mp3 player

Listening to yuor favourite music while training is no longer a luxury that only runners and cyclists can enjoy.

The advances in waterproof MP3 player technology over the past decade means swimmers can also take their favourite songs and podcasts with them when they're training in the water.

We take a look at the benefits of training to music, and pick our top recommendation for the best swimming MP3 player.

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How To Find the Best Swimming Watch

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The rapid rise in quality of swimming watches over the past few years has provided swimmers with more accurate training data than they've ever had before.

Specialist waterproof watches for swimming can now measure everything from laps, strokes, distance and speed to swimming efficiency, duration, sets, rest time and calories.

We stock specialist swim trackers which can help swimmers of all standards. This article highlights our two favourite swimming watches, and how you can get the most out of them.

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How to Swim Breaststroke - Top Tips for a Better Breaststroke Technique

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Mastering the breaststroke swimming technique involves a lot of strength, stamina and perfect timing.

Getting the perfect balance between pulling and kicking takes a lot of practice, not to mention the incredible upper and lower body strength that's also needed.

Our Speedo video training guide will help you visualise how to swim the perfect breaststroke, while our article answers all the commonly-asked questions regarding body positioning, breathing, kicking and arm technique.

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How to Swim Butterfly - Top Tips for Improving Your Butterfly Stroke

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Swimming butterfly requires high levels of strength and endurance, so it's vital to ensure your technique is up to scratch.

Weak techniques will result in wasted energy and see valuable seconds or milliseconds lost in the pool.

Our video training guide from Speedo will help you understand the fundamentals of getting the most out of your butterfly technique.

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Freestyle Swimming Technique - Top Tips for a Faster Front Crawl

Front Crawl Breathing Technique

This helpful video training guide will give you expert tips on how to improve your front crawl swimming technique.

We focus on four key areas that will help you swim a faster freestyle – positioning, breathing, kicks and strokes.

In addition to offering advice on technique, we will also suggest a variety of training aids that will help you develop your skills and see you shave some crucial seconds, or milliseconds, off your times.

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