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Training Zone

Signed up for your Swimathon 2020 challenge but not sure where to start with your training? Our training zone is designed to make sure that by the time event day comes around you’re in the best possible shape for your swim! If you haven't signed up to take on your challenge yet, no problem! Simply click on the button below to secure your spot.


Meet Jolyon Finck - Team GB Olympic Swimming Coach

Over the course of his 20-year swimming coaching career, Jolyon has tutored swimmers ranging from beginners and LTS Mini Squad Swimmers through to elite international performers.  

With plenty of swimming qualifications and degrees in Anatomical Science, Education and Sports Performance Management, Jolyon brings a unique quotient of both art and science to his pool side skills. 

Perfect your swimming technique with Jolyon Finck's technique tips for breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke.

Meet Duncan Goodhew - Olympic Gold Medallist 

Duncan is a champion swimmer and British sporting hero. He won an Olympic Gold medal for the 100m breaststroke at the 1980 Moscow games, where he also won a bronze relay medal. Since then Duncan has been focused on helping more people to take up swimming. 

Start your training right with these top training tips from Swimathon President and Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Duncan Goodhew.

Training Plans


Check out some top swimming tips below in our guides, created by Team GB coach Jolyon Finck and Olympic gold medallist and Swimathon President, Duncan Goodhew.


Check out our Swimathon videos with top tips from Olympians Duncan Goodhew and Mark Foster, Swim England and Zoggs.

Top Tips from Swim England

1. Technique

How to swim in a straight line

Tips for learning the four swimming strokes

2. Training and Exercises

A quick guide to stretching and warming up

Swim and gym exercise for toning your legs

Swim and gym routine to exercise back and biceps