Technique

All good strokes come in threes

Freestyle is the go-to stroke in ocean swimming, but to be a truly effective ocean swimmer you’ll also need an efficient backstroke and breaststroke technique.

4 steps to better body surfing

There are four steps that need to come together in order to body surf effectively, master these and you’ll take your body surfing to the next level.

Different strokes for different folks

When transferring from the pool to open water, there are some slight variations you can make to your swimming stroke when waves, wind chop and swimmer wash make the water surface bumpier.

Top 3 tips for returning to the shore

The journey back to shore through the surf can generate more anxiety and concern than at any other stage of an ocean swim, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Timing is everything

Timing plays a huge part in negotiating waves, and getting your timing right will make you a more efficient ocean swimmer in the surf zone.

How slow can you swim well?

Balance and stability are key to great swimming and relaxing in the water has a myriad of positive effects including increased buoyancy and awareness.

How the Olympics can help your swimming

Swimmers at the Olympics are the best of the best, they’ve spent countless hours for most of their lives training and preparing for a shot at Olympic glory. Here are three lessons you can take away from watching swimming at the Olympics.

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