Swim strokes: a comparison

Get the most out of every lap and find the best stroke for you with our expert comparison of swim strokes.

Water provides the resistance needed for fat-burning exercise with the added benefit of a low-impact environment, so there's less stress on joints and a lower risk of injury.

Whether it's breast stroke, freestyle, butterfly or backstroke, swimming is one of the best exercises for boosting circulation, muscle tone, lung capacity and for losing weight.

Check out our guide below to find the best style for you:

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Man swimming backstroke

Swimming pool training plan: Intermediate

Now you've mastered the basics, it's time to step up your swimming pool routine with this training programme from Swim Manager Jessica Mitchell.

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Woman swimming in a pool

Swimming pool training plan: Beginner

Introduce some variety into your swimming pool routine with this beginner training plan from Swim Manager Jessica Mitchell.

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