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Human Race Swimming Intermediate

   

Open Water Swimming Intermediate

On this page you will find a range of advice and tips from our partners and experts in various areas of event preparation, from nutrition and training through to recommended events. Take your time to read through the content and if you have any specific questions you can always visit our FAQ page or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Events Recommended for Intermediate Open Water Swimmers

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Open Water Swim Seminar 1 Saturday 16th May 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Open Water Swim Seminar 2 Saturday 23rd May 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Eton Swim Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015  Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
WomenOnly Swim Date TBC in 2015 Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Hampton Court Swim Date TBC in 2015 Hampton Court, Surrey Read more
Poole Swim Date TBC in 2015 Poole, Dorset Read more

Training

Sleep: An essential training technique
Sleep: An essential training technique

A regular sleep routine is a fundamental part of any training schedule, and one that should be respected as much as your CV workouts, strength training, stretching and nutrition regime. In fact, scrimp on your sleep and you run the risk that you won’t get the results you deserve from the effort...

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Karen Pickering's top 10 tips for open water swimming
Karen Pickering's top 10 tips for open water swimming

We are delighted to announce Karen Pickering as ambassador for our Open Water Swim Series! With 13 Commonwealth medals, an MBE and her own swim coaching school (Swim One2One) under her belt, Karen certainly knows her stuff and will be there to support you throughout the series with exclusive tips...

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Sean Conway's top tips for open water swimming
Sean Conway's top tips for open water swimming

We're sure you've already heard of extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway, and if you haven't, you're missing out! He's the first and only man in history to swim the length of Britain in 2013 from Land’s End to John O’Groats across 900 miles. He has previously cycled the length of Britain (1300...

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Get the best out of your training
Get the best out of your training

Here at Human Race we want every one of our participants to be the best they can be and to support your event journey from enquiry through to completion and beyond. During this period it’s important that no matter what your goal we help to provide relevant training advice.

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Year-Round Swimming Fitness - Part 2
Year-Round Swimming Fitness - Part 2

In the previous article, Swim for Tri's Dan Bullock looked at how to structure a personalised swim session. Here, he discusses in more detail how such regimens might look, how to swim them and potential pitfalls to beware…

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Year-Round Swimming Fitness - Part 1
Year-Round Swimming Fitness - Part 1

Pool swimming over the winter doesn’t have to be a season of repetitive lengths and counting tiles, says swimming coach Dan Bullock. Here in the first of a three-part series, he explains how to maintain your technique and fitness while you can’t swim outside.

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Nutrition

Rhian Stephenson - Basic Sport Nutrition
Rhian Stephenson - Basic Sport Nutrition

High quality nutrition, consumed at the right time, and tailored for your training regime will result in more efficient training, performance and recovery.

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PowerBar Q & A
PowerBar Q & A

1. What sort of products do I need for my event? You need adequate fluid and energy. Sports drinks which are based on a carbohydrate-electrolyte solution contribute to the maintenance of endurance performance and enhance the absorption of water during prolonged exercise. Carbohydrate rich foods...

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PowerBar Nutrition Guide
PowerBar Nutrition Guide

Getting to the finishing line faster needs successful training supported by the right nutrition In order to keep up the pace and achieve a strong finish the body must be supplied with the right amount of fluid and nutrients during an endurance competition. A balanced and healthy diet will give...

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Hydration

Hydration and Performance
Hydration and Performance

By Anita Bean BSc RNutr - Human Race Hydration Expert During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of the energy you put into exercise is converted into heat, and is then lost. This extra heat has to be dissipated...

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Equipment

Wiggle Swimming Checklist
Wiggle Swimming Checklist

Whether you’ve been training hard for an upcoming swimming event or you’re considering your first race, you’ll need to make sure you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Human Race partner, Wiggle, has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises....

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Wetsuit Buying Guide
Wetsuit Buying Guide

Why should I buy a wetsuit? For many triathletes or novice swimmers, wetsuits can and should give you more confidence. The buoyancy for one means you will always pop up to the surface of the water. Here are some key advantages about the benefits of having a wetsuit. •   Warmth:...

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Our Wetsuit Partner blueseventy answers some common wetsuit questions
Our Wetsuit Partner blueseventy answers some common wetsuit questions

Here are some answers to the most common questions about wetsuits from our wetsuit partner blueseventy! WHY WEAR A TRIATHLON WETSUIT Triathlon wetsuits are made for the express purpose of surface swimming. They were originally introduced to maintain warmth when swimming in cold open water and...

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Garmin Swim
Garmin Swim

Garmin Swim Stop counting laps — let Garmin Swim™ do the maths. Garmin’s new swimming watch logs your distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type and includes free online analysis, storage and sharing at Garmin Connect™. Garmin Swim also has advanced features for timed sets and logging drills,...

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Panel of Experts

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Jeff Archer Jeff Archer is Managing Director of The Tonic Corporate Wellness, a business dedicated to helping professionals and organisations... Read more
Rhian Stephenson Rhian’s unique approach blends modern day scientific knowledge with natural medicine and nutrition to give her clients outstanding... Read more
Anita Bean "During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of... Read more
Emma Wight-Boycott Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a Registered Nutritional Therapist with a passion for simplifying the science. With 17 years... Read more
Victoria Pendleton "Cycling has been my passion since I was a child. Through the Cycletta Series I want to inspire women to join me and cycle; as a... Read more
Kerry Bircher Kerry is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. These attributes and qualifications enable her to... Read more
John Lunt "I did my first triathlon in 1984. The following year I raced at five more events and it went from there. Ater racing in the Nice... Read more
Stephen Roche "While it is a very hard and sometimes very cruel profession, my love for the bike remains as strong now as it was in the days when... Read more
Martin Yelling Martin Yelling (PhD) has a background in endurance coaching and performance. A former international runner, elite multisport athlete... Read more
John Brame "I started RG Active with another triathlete, Dermott Hayes, over 5 years ago. It was originally something both Dermott and myself... Read more
Simon Griffiths Simon Griffiths is the founder and editor of H2Open, the world’s first dedicated open water swimming magazine. A keen swimmer and... Read more
Karen Pickering Karen Pickering is ambassador for the Open Water Swim Series. With 13 Commonwealth medals, an MBE and her own swim coaching school... Read more
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