Stroke Techniques

If you're looking to improve your swimming strokes and not yet at your peak, ourtechnique videos will help you progress. All six feature James Goddard and have been included below so you can use it as a point of reference.

James is an award winning British swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics, FINA World Championships and European Championships. James also swam for England in the Commonwealth Games, and runs regular swim training camps throughout Europe.


Also known as the Front Crawl - This video will help you to perfect your freestyle stroke.
An efficient freestyle stroke will enable you to burn up to 600 calories per hour whilst giving your body a great workout.

Freestyle Breathing

Master your breathing and your swimming will become easier, simpler and a more enjoyable experience.
The force in which you breathe in will have an effect on the body in the sustainability of the exercise, but also the position your body holds in the water.

This video aims to help you improve your overall freestyle technique, enhancing your breathing style. Learn more about breathing styles bilateral breathing vs unilateral breathing, happy swimming!

Tumble Turns

This video aims to improve your ability to turn quickly and efficiently whilst in the water, by pushing off the wall.

Master Breaststroke

Improve your breaststroke and building your technique. This stroke technique works on the pecs, lats, glutes and quads muscles. We teach areas such as body positioning, and how to perform hand entry more efficiently and much more!


Also known as the Back Crawl. Follow our technique video for tips for perfecting your backstroke, it will help you learn how to master the stroke and enjoy your swims even more. This stroke technique works your shoulders, lats and chest muscles.

We show you how your arms and legs move through the water to improve your body position, creating less resistance and a much more efficient stroke.


Learn how to perfect this physically demanding stoke from building your rhythm and positioning your body! This technique can burn around 750 calories per hour, working the abdominals, triceps, pectorals, shoulders and quadriceps. Why not give it a try!

Swimming benefits the whole body and it's an ideal way to strengthen your muscles making your feel stronger and healthier. What's more if you mix up your strokes, you can target different parts of your body. You may find swimming relaxes your body, clears your mind and reduces anxiety. Swimming is one of the best ways to burn calories.

A gentle 30 minute swim can burn twice as many calories as walking with a faster longer swim burning up to 500 calories an hour. Read this post to find out what the benefits of swimming are.