Frontcrawl Swim Clinics

UPDATE: New dates for 2017/2018 out now! Please book earlier to avoid disappointment.

Eight – Time World Champion and ten time swim winner at the London Triathlon Richard Stannard is once again holding Frontcrawl Swim Clinics.

Richard will take his unique approach to break down your frontcrawl swim stoke and build it back up into a more efficient, faster and more relaxed technique, to enable faster training and ultimately faster racing times for the 2018 season.

Richard has coached all levels of ability from complete beginners all the way to Olympic athletes, so what ever your level Richard will help you to improve.

Swim Clinics

Sunday 5 November 2017 10am-5pm St Pirans School, Maidenhead – All Levels

Sunday 12 November 2017 10am-5pm St Pirans School, Maidenhead – All Levels

Sunday 14 January 2018 10am-5pm St Pirans School, Maidenhead – All Levels

Sunday 21 January 2018 10am-5pm St Pirans School, Maidenhead – All Levels

Sunday 4 March 2018 10am-5pm St Pirans School, Maidenhead – All Levels

Follow Up Clinics – dates to be available for booking shortly

Sunday 28 January 1pm5pm St Pirans School, Maidenhead – Follow up clinic*

Sunday 18 March 1pm5pm St Pirans School, Maidenhead – Follow up clinic*


Frontcrawl Swim Clinic elements:

  • Technique Pool Session and Filming
  • Classroom Analysis and Video Tutorial
  • Landtraining for Frontcrawl (improve your technique without getting wet)
  • Swimming and Triathlon Q & A with Richard Stannard all swimming and triathlon related enquiries covered.
  • Training and Fitness Pool Session

The above is a rough guide to what the Swim Clinic will cover, this is subject to change and requirements of the group.

The day will cost £130 including all video analysis and your own copy of the swimming.

Places are limited and were in high demand last year, please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To register please click on the date you require above.

Required Swim Training Aids

On the day in addition to your swim costume, towels (2 recommended), goggles and swim cap you will need:

  • Kickboard
  • Short swim fins
  • Hand Paddles
  • Pull Buoy

These training aids will be used on the day and we also advise using them in your swim training going forward therefore we do recommend you consider purchasing them if you don’t already own them. The above items are available from online retailers such as and

We have teamed up with Zoggs to provide the following bundle for £50 including a swim kit bag. If you would like to purchase this bundle for collection on the day of your swim clinic, please tick the relevant box on the registration page. Alternatively, you can hire this kit bundle for use on the training day for £15.


“I have been swimming all my life and swam competitively when I was younger.  I feel in love with swimming all over again this past Saturday during the clinic.  Richard is not only an expert in his field as an athlete but an expert teacher in the sport of swimming.  I now have the tools I need to develop my stroke further and hopefully see the results in my open water swimming and HIM swim times.  The video footage is a fantastic tool/record that I can refer back to.  I also forwarded it on to my coach/trainer so my training could be altered as needed to improve my stroke.  Thanks Richard!” – Diedre

“Richards down to earth attitude and ability to explain and demonstrate technique clearly and concisely was amazing. I honestly came away from the day desperate to get into the pool again and practice the stroke changes that Richard had recommended.  And I have. Even on the first session it was clear from my split times that I was faster – and without extra effort. I can’t wait to see what the improvement is when I have ‘nailed it’! Free speed rules!” – Helen

“Full Day Swim Course with Richard Stannard. A good mix of theory and swimming with video analysis which immediately helps to spot your faults. Routines were explained simply and easy to understand and remember. I learned to think of one element of the stroke at a time and 4 basic items, Catch, Finish, Leg kick & Core position. Well worth the days training”  – Paul Maggs

“I have been trying to improve my swim technique and swim leg for the past 2 years including joining a masters swim squad. The practical tips and technical insights Richard Stannard provided during the clinic were first rate and I now feel equipped to push onwards and upwards for 2013 and beyond; I learned more in one day than I have in the past 2 years!” – Mark

Comments 4

    1. Post

      Hi Caroline,
      Thank you for your email regarding swim clinics. We will be holding two open water swim clinics over the next few months you can register here.
      Our Frontcrawl swim clinics will resume in the Autumn if you sign up for our newsletter you will be kept up to date with all the latest information. Sign up here.

      Richard and Jas

  1. Roger Weller

    Good afternoon Richard,
    I’m a very keen sportsman who has now reached the age of 70 years.
    I ran competitively for 51 years competing in hundreds of races including over 150 Half Marathons and one London Marathon. I’ve also done the London -Surrey 100 mile bike race twice.
    As a result of various injuries in Rugby and Football in addition to putting on too much weight I had to have a replacement hip fitted about 6 years ago . As a result I don’t run now but continue to cycle and swim ( very badly ) My sporting challenge for 2018 is to be able to swim 2 miles in the Serpentine London to qualify for the Super Medal that is available who do the swim,100 mile bike race and the London Marathon.
    Can you help ? I find swimming really hard and struggle to do 15 lengths of the Magnet and the moment.
    As an ex- Head of P.E. from Borough Road College who played Loughborough many times at rugby.
    Can you help ?

    1. Post

      Thank you for your email Roger, yes I can help! I have three different swim options during the winter, you can pick one or even two of the options or do all three, depending on what suits you and your budget.

      1. Front Crawl Swim Clinics (ability: complete novice-advanced) : over the winter months I hold day long swim clinics in Maidenhead in order to teach efficient and correct front crawl technique. I use video analysis both over and under the water in order that both you and I gain a clear picture of what you are currently doing and what you need to do to improve. sign up here.

      2. Friday Night Technique and Fitness Sessions (ability: you will need to be able to swim at least 500m): starting this Friday 20th October between 8pm and 9pm at the Magnet Leisure Centre I hold fitness and technique sessions in order to improve your swimming. You will be swimming as part of a group and I will give stroke tuition and guidance on how to swim as part of a swim squad. Call 07511 501312 or email to sign up

      3. One 2 One Session: Join me for a one2one session where I will use video analysis to help you improve your front crawl I will show you swim drills and sessions that will allow you to go away and practice to improve your swimming. More information here.

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