What should I eat during a marathon swim?
Jelly Babies, caffeine gels or peanut butter sandwiches? Swimming coach Cassie Patten and veteran long distance swimmer Colin Hill are…
Returning to long-distance swimming after a break
After a period of time swimming simply for pleasure, Editor Ella Foote has decided it’s time to take on some…
How to avoid neck pain in head-up breaststroke
Swimming coach Cassie Patten shares her tips for avoiding neck pain during head-up breaststroke.
Myth busting: will I get Weil’s disease from open water swimming?
Is Weil’s disease a risk when swimming in open water? Simon Griffiths unpacks the fact from the fiction, and advises…
Why is early morning swim training so hard?
Morning training is a fact of life for many swimmers. There are ways to make them easier.
How can I keep my fitness levels in open water?
Swimming coach Cassie Patten shares her advice for how to maintain fitness levels in open water.
How do I stop myself swimming too fast?
Part of our “You Asked, We Answered” series You asked One thing I have noticed about my swimming training: I…
How to swim safely with weeds
“You will get dragged down by weeds!” Just one of many anxious thoughts that might go through a swimmer's mind…
Can I train for a long distance swim outdoors in winter?
We received the following question from Ian in Northern Ireland: I’ve entered a long swim in 2022 and I’m wondering…
How can I prepare for a long swim when I can’t do long training sessions?
Another entry for our occasional “You Asked, We Answered” series This summer, I have a series of long swims planned,…