Last week I went to an event with Speedo UK for their H2O Active range at Dolphin Square. Although Speedo may immediately make you think of swimming the kit is actually for “the pool and beyond”. So we gave it a go by taking part in a yoga class and then a HIIT workout on the water. The yoga class was taken by Kat from YogiBare with a beautiful flowing theme to represent the fluidity of water. Kat has a…

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If you can’t tell I love swimming, I am all behind getting in the water! Unfortunately as life goes, doing my yoga teacher training and trying to concentrate on running I have hardly swam this year. Swimming literally makes me so happy and I don’t think I had really taken it into account how much I had missed it. To me swimming is literally like meditation and feels very similar to yoga. It is a time where I can concentrate…

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On Saturday I went to the Speedo Dive In session at Ironmonger Row Baths. I have actually never been to this pool before despite being a member of Better Gyms so it was good to check out the 25metre pool. At the session were about 5 coaches from different swimming and triathlon backgrounds and then there was the lead coach Cassie Patten who won Bronze in the Beijing Olympics for the 10km swim (my new 2020 goal ha). Now the…

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Now that the summer is creeping up on us and it’s starting to get warmer (sort of) outside I have been thinking about where I want to swim, particularly where to practice for those open water triathlons. I have listed below a few of my favourite places to swim or places that have been recommended to me. I will be writing a blog post soon to talk about what you need and what to remember when swimming in open water. It’s important…

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When I’m not doing a long and hopefully non stop swim I’m practicing my technique and working on getting that little bit faster. I have 6 go to techniques which I will try and explain as well as I can without pictures. I’m not sure what would happen if I tried to film myself doing these! I do all the arm related ones with a pull buoy. However I do struggle with a pull buoy on occasion because my bum…

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