Henley on Thames is famous for a few reasons, one is the Regatta but the other is definitely the swimming. The most famous being the Henley Classic a 2.1km upstream swim where swimmers arrive in the dark, walk to the start as the sunrises and the first wave are led by torch carriers. The Thames Marathon a 14km event is also hosted at Henley as well as Club to Pub a 1.5km evening swim from Henley Rowing Club to the…

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Today’s blog post has a few hints and tips when getting in the water. I have aimed this more towards lake/river swimming. If however you swim in the sea I would definitely recommend a safety buoy to keep you really visible and an extra helping hand but remember it is not a guarantee, swim within your own abilities. If you want some help on what to do if you get in trouble in open water head to the RNLI website…

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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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