• How to guides
    Wild Swimming: safety, prep and equipment
    13 Apr 2021 / Gabriella Burden
    Thinking about going for a dip? Here's how to prepare for open-water swimming in rivers, lakes and the sea. Open water swimming (OWS) also known as wild swimming is more than a fad. Due to the pandemic and closure of pools, more people than ever have taken to swimming outside. Outdoor Swimmer Magazine's 2021 survey estimates "...
  • Buying guides
    Wetsuit buying guide Wiggle
    26 Mar 2020
    If you're just getting into triathlon and open water swimming, or looking to upgrade your existing wetsuit, this guide will help you make an informed decision. From choosing between bouyancy level, materials, and cuts, to performance profiles in the water, there is much to consider when choosing a wetsuit. We look at the main benefits a...
  • How to guides
    Two simple ways to increase your efficiency in the pool
    08 Aug 2019
    Whatever your sport, swimming is a popular way to cross-train. It works muscle groups you might otherwise neglect, helps with your breathing and it's low impact so it can be a great way to stay active if you're suffering from an injury. We asked Speedo which two basic skills could help you to get the most from your workout. Front-crawl...
  • Buying guides
    Zoggs Goggles Buying Guide
    01 May 2019
    Finding the right pair of goggles is not always easy. Depending on where you swim, how often and the conditions on the day, there will always be a goggle or range of goggles which would work better for you than others. This guide will help you to make the right choice when buying goggles and allow you to get the most out of your time in the water...
  • How to guides
    Getting started with open-water swimming
    19 Mar 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Are you thinking about taking your first steps out of the pool and into the open-water? Here's everything you need to know to make sure your transition goes swimmingly, courtesy of our friends at Zone3 . Cold Water Think a swimming pool is cold? Well, the lake or river will be significantly colder. On a positive note, the more you swim outside...
  • Buying guides
    Woman powers through the water in deep pool
    12 Feb 2019 / Damien Whinnery
    There’s a sliding scale in swimwear from leisurely comfort to performance level sleekness.
  • Training guides
    Working out beside the pool
    08 Aug 2018 / Damien Whinnery
    Whether your usual pool is closed for refurbishment, your car engine has suddenly seized, or your dog is sick and you can’t leave the house, there are still ways to improve your swimming without getting wet. Bruce Lee once scathingly compared foregoing sparring in martial arts training to learning to swim on dry land. But that doesn’t...
  • Training guides
    Advanced training for swimmers
    04 Apr 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    You've perfected your stroke technique. Are you ready for the next steps? Zoggs teamed up with ex-Olympian James Goddard to explain some advanced moves and how you can use training aids to improve your swim. Tumble Turns Change direction in one swift and graceful move and boost your swim by pushing off from the wall. Freestyle Breathing Have...
  • Training guides
    Perfect your stroke technique
    04 Apr 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Make the most of your time in the pool. Perfecting your stroke technique will enable you to swim further and faster. Zoggs have teamed up with ex-Olympian James Goddard to show us how. Butterfly Get this right and you'll be working your abdominals, triceps, pectorals, shoulders and quadriceps. Butterfly burns around 750 calories per hour so it...
  • Buying guides
    Men's swimwear
    26 Feb 2018 / Damien Whinnery
    Confused about the different swimwear designs for men and what they’re for? By the end of this article you’ll know how to tell apart aquashorts from jammers, and briefs from watershorts.

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