Training tips: Improve your swimming technique

by charlydove on 1st May 2019

If you're looking to improve your swimming technique, have a watch of our training videos, all of which feature James Goddard. James is an award winning British competitive and backstroke swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics, FINA world championships and European championships. He swam for England in the Commonwealth Games and also runs regular swim training camps throughout Europe.

We've included 6 swimming technique videos that will help you improve your stroke. From freestyle (front crawl), freestyle breathing and tumble turns to mastering that breaststroke, backstroke and even butterfly. We've also included our training aid films, great for those of you that use a kickboard, Finz, pull buoy or hand paddles.

Freestyle (front crawl)

Freestyle breathing: How to get it under control

Tumble turns: How to change direction quickly under water

How to master breaststroke

How to finesse backstroke (back crawl)

How to master the butterfly

How to use a Zoggs kickboard when training to build strength. This video will help improve your body position in the water and your focus on your lower body, strengthening your muscles.

How to use Zoggs Finz to improve your swimming. Designed to aid swimmers in their training to improve on their endurance and reduce muscle fatigue. Our Finz will help you make the most out of workout and perfect your stroke technique.

How to use a Zoggs Pull Buoy: This video will take you through using a Pull buoy effectively to help isolate the upper body, to improve upper body strength and allow you to focus on your stroke technique.

How to improve your technique and build speed with hand paddles: This video will show you that using Hand Paddles are a fantastic training aid for those looking to improve their stroke technique. They will increase your workout and improve your fitness achieved from regular swims.

Swimming benefits the whole body and it's an ideal way to strengthen your muscles making your feel stronger and healthier. If you mix up your strokes, you can target different parts of your body - it's the best way to burn calories. What's more you may find swimming relaxes you, clears your mind and reduces anxiety. Head over to our website if fancy browsing swimwear or goggles and do let us know how you're getting on on social.