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Pedal to Pool episode 2

Having challenged cyclist Juliet Elliott to add swimming to her fitness routine, discover how she’s already taking to it like, well, a duck to water.

Since we met Juliet in Episode 1, and despite her not having gone swimming regularly since she was a child, she has wasted no time in testing our claim that swimming could lead to better results in the saddle.


We invited her to the Pentland Pool in north London for a training session to help her get the most out of her time in the pool. What Juliet didn’t know is that we had arranged one of Britain’s most decorated swimmers to give her some pointers. Enter stage left, record-breaking swimmer Mark Foster.


While Mark’s experience made him the perfect person to advise on swimming, he’s also fresh from devising a series of swimming workouts designed to complement cycling. These exclusive programmes feature on Speedo's fitness training platform called Swim Coach, which were created in collaboration with top international cyclist Richie Porte.


Check out the video above to get the best tips for cyclists who want to get the most out of swimming.


Get the latest on Juliet’s Pedal to Pool challenge in the coming weeks on her own social channels, as she discovers if swimming really can increase her cycling performance.