To celebrate James Gibson’s imminent return to GB shores as Interim Sprint Coach at Loughborough University, we asked the former world 50m breaststroke champion to share some of his secrets with British Gas Swimfit.
While it may not be the most fashionable, backstroke ticks a lot of boxes for all different types of swimmer.
Breaststroke is one of the first strokes we learn when taking to the water, but are you making swimming harder for yourself than it needs to be?
Whether you swim at a health club, private pool or public leisure centre, you’ll struggle to find a pool without an array of equipment helpfully strewn around pool deck.
With so many elements to think about when swimming up and down, from preventing your legs from sinking to perfecting your breathing pattern, heading in a straight line may become a bigger feat than expected.
No matter how dedicated your Swimfitter lifestyle, there comes a point in a person’s swim when fatigue hits.
Fear of the unknown is one of the most common stumbling blocks for wannabe swimmers. Whether it’s the open water or the deep end of the pool, the psychological barrier of not knowing what is beneath you can be incredibly difficult to overcome.
With its dramatic double arm pull and the undulating motion of the body, butterfly can be a daunting prospect to newcomers to the stroke.
There can be few things more frustrating to a fitness swimmer than having to stop mid-way through a session with foot cramping.
It’s the fastest and most popular stroke, swam over seven different distances at the Olympic Games and the staple stroke of non-competitive swimmers across the globe.