Pool training
COACH,  EXTRA,  FEATURES,  May 2023,  Training and Technique

Practise pool turns to improve your outdoor swimming

Simon Griffiths explains how practising turns in the pool can help add strength and conditioning training to your open water swimming

Many recreational outdoor swimmers barely use their legs on front crawl, especially if they’re supported by a wetsuit. For most of us, it’s an efficient way to swim.

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I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year.