Great Swim Training

Regular instalments for swimmers everywhere

JUST STARTING OUT So you've decided to get fit by swimming. Here are a few tips to help you on your swim journey OPEN WATER SWIMMING To get started with open water swimming in the UK, find out about local swimming spots, look online in guide books to help you on your way. TRAINING TIPS We want you to fully enjoy your training and, if you are building up to an event, prepare you for your big day in the best way possible. Five Steps From Pool To Open Water Here's our top five tips to transition from the pool to open water How Is Open Water Swimming Different From The Pool? To give you a base understanding of how open water swimming differs to your local pool, we’ve pulled the below guide together for you Front Crawl Basics Front crawl is the fastest and most efficient known way for swimmers to move across the surface of the water. Mastering it, however, takes time and effort as it requires a complex series of moves involving the whole body. Open Water Swimming Essentials Fitness and travel blogger Alice Tate shares her open water training essentials Prepare for the cooler temperature Open water swimming is very different to the pool, mainly due to the temperature of the water. With the water temperature set to be cooler than last year we want to make sure you enjoy your day as much as possible, so read the following points and be full Swim Safe Code Calling all open water swimmers: it is important you see the boats around you but it is even more important they see you! WHAT TO WEAR? It's important that you wear the right gear for outdoor swimming. Keep reading to find out more.

We’re here to bring you advice and support you on your journey. Whether you’re new to open-water swimming, training for your first event or have your eye on a PB; we can help as you prepare to take on your Great North Swim.