Front Crawl Swim Clinics


UPDATE: All of our 2017 swim clinics are now fully booked. If you would like to join the wait-list in the event of a cancellation or if you would like to register your interest for any future 2017 frontcrawl swim clinics, please contact Jas at

Seven – 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 2017 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.

Academy Sports Leisure Centre, Reading  

Swim Clinics

Sat 15th October 2016 9.30am-5.30pm Academy Sports Leisure Centre, Reading – All Levels

Sat 10th December 2016 9.30am-5.30pm Academy Sports Leisure Centre, Reading – All Levels

Sat 21st January 2017 9.30am-5.30pm Academy Sports Leisure Centre, Reading – All Levels

Follow Up Clinics FULLY BOOKED

Sat 1st October 2016 11.00am2.30pm Academy Sports Leisure Centre, Reading – Follow up clinic*

Sat 5th November 2016 11.00am2.30pm Academy Sports Leisure Centre, Reading – Follow up clinic*


London Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, London – Swim Clinics 

Sat 29th October 2016 10.30am-5.45pm London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Pool, Stratford – All Levels


“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

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 £125 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.


“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