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.
With such a range of brands and features, choosing a pair of goggles is as difficult as choosing a new phone or pair of shoes.
As assistant coach at the British Gas Intensive Training Centre (ITC) at Bath, Graeme Antwhistle oversaw two of his squad – Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis – reach the 200m Breaststroke final at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai.
If anyone knows how to prepare for an open water swim, it’s reigning 10km world champion and Olympic silver medallist Keri-anne Payne. So we asked her to design a four-week plan for open water rookie to help best prepare them for that first outdoor swim.
Life is busy and we know heading to the pool isn’t always top of the list of your priorities. So we came up with a ‘super’ eight reasons why every woman should have swimming in their lives.