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August 2023,  COACH,  EXTRA,  FEATURES,  Features,  Training and Technique

Swim techniques of the past

Jonathan Cowie looks back on how swim technique has changed over years, and why it doesn’t pay to be nostalgic

You might not think it, but swimming techniques are constantly evolving as new theories, rules and technologies come into play. Think of how Adam Peaty swims breaststroke compared to us mere mortals – it is like a completely different stroke!

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.