Front Crawl Swim Clinics


UPDATE: All of our Front Crawl Swim Clinics for the 2017/2018 Autumn & Winter series have been held – if you have missed out on a spot and want to go on a waitlist or register interest for new clinics starting in October/November 2018 – please email Jas at New dates will be released in the summer.

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

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

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

Follow Up Clinics 

Sunday 28 January 1pm-5pm St Pirans School, Maidenhead – Follow up clinic*  – FULL

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


If you would like to join the waitlist for FULL clinics, please email Jas at

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 full day clinic will cost £130 (and the half day, follow up clinic £68) 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