Back to basics

This months Swim Smooth news letter is the perfect reminder that its all about the basics. Get your breathing and your kick right and the rest will become easy(easier)! It’s also a great reminder that there’s is no one way to swim. We all have slightly different techniques, these may be driven by past learning … Continued

Race Report: Thorpe Park Olympic Distance Triathlon

Thrilling racing at the LFTC Olympic-distance club championships After a week of cool grey skies, we were looking forwards to a bright sunny day for the Thorpe Olympic Distance Triathlon. The race is new to the London League race series in 2016 and it’s the first time that Tri Project have held an Olympic distance … Continued

Race Report: Jetstream Triathlon

The sun came out for the LFTC members who ventured over to north-west London on the 19th of June, for the latest instalment of the London League. The Jetstream Sprint Triathlon took place in the serene surroundings of the Merchant Taylors’ school in Northwood, and comprised of a 750m lake swim (in the school sailing … Continued

Performance in Mind with Dr Perry

For those of you unable to make the Sunday session with Dr Josephine Perry (Josie) on goal setting for the season, here is a quick recap. Josie has competed regularly in triathlons over the last 12 years, and in recent years studied to become a sports psychologist. A moment that developed clarity for her career … Continued

CSS results and using CSS in training

You know we are going to ask ‘Who knows their CSS?’ So here are the lastest results. If you are not familiar with the idea of CSS testing and how to use the results of these tests in training then take a look at this blog or if you prefer take a look at this video by Swim Smooth. … Continued

Welcome to 2016!

Happy New Year everyone! We are just one week away from getting back into traning and Sarah and I are just four weeks away from leaving London and hitting the road for a year. It is time for me to handover to a new head coach. Abby Boswell is taking on the role as LFTC’s … Continued

Kingfisher Aquathlon entries are open!

For those of you thinking about having a crack at the London League next season you can now sign up for the Kingfisher Aquathlon on April 17, 2016! It has always been one of my favourite London League races due to the relatively short pool swim and relatively long cross-country run. We will have our … Continued

A big weekend for LFTC

Actually we have two big weekends in row. Last weekend Amanda Wilmer, Ash Roberts, John Kennedy, Nathan Dytor and Tom Picking took on Ironaman Copenhagen. Everyone got across the finish line OK which is an achievement in itself. There were also some very impressive performances. Nice work everyone! This weekend is the LFTC junior aquathlon. … Continued

Race like Chrissie this weekend in Copenhagen

All the best to Amanda Wilmer, Ash Roberts, John Kennedy, Nathan Dytor and Tom Picking competing in IM Copenhagen this Sunday! You can follow everyone’s progress on the IM athlete tracker here. Give it heaps team!