Blog: general-training

Getting prepared for the big day The Arla Great North Swim is nearly here. Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi shares 10 top tips to help you prepare and get the most out of it How to choose a wetsuit for open water swimming Here's what you need to know when choosing a wetsuit Swim Your Way to Health Dr Hussain Al-Zubaidi Channel 4 TV Doctor (Steph's Packed Lunch) and Swim England clinical advisor lists some of the health benefits of open water swimming, and the science behind it. Open Water Safety Guide to Lake Swimming Here's your handy checklist to equip you with a safety guide to wild swimming in a lake. Essential Outdoor Swimming Skills How you can make your outdoor swim more enjoyable and, if you race, faster Fall in love with swimming Even if you’ve never swum before, it’s never too late to start. The nature of swimming means that you can vary your pace to make workouts as strenuous or relaxing as you want Training tips for your first outdoor swim If you’re new to outdoor swimming, the idea can be a bit daunting. Never fear though: follow our top training tips and you’ll soon be in shape to conquer the waters! INTRODUCTION TO LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING Introduction to long distance swimming and tips on what to eat and how to prepare for your big swim. BETTER BREASTSTROKE Breaststroke is the world’s most popular stroke, primarily because it’s closest of all the strokes to how humans swim instinctively.In this article, Terry Laughlin from Total Immersion explains a markedly more efficient way of swimming breaststroke. Swim Secure Guide to Lake Swimming This beginner’s guide has been written to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to get the best out of lake swimming