Enter a Swim Event in 2020

This post is one of a three-part series of posts on events for 2020. Below is a list of open water swim events that you could take part in, with a mix of distances depending on how far you want to go. Great Swim – The Great Swim is a series of events sponsored by John West who pride themselves on being a challenging and safe series of events whatever your age or ability and have been running for over…

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Tips for Open Water Swimming

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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Swim and Swim and Swim

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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Dive In with Speedo

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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Fuel your Fire

Squirrel Sisters –  Cacoa Orange £2.49 This brand was in fact founded by two sisters who wanted to create a fun but healthy form of snacking. I think in terms of taste they have it spot on, this bar was delicious and I could eat a whole box of them. The packaging in terms of cycling however was a little bit trickier. The wrapper itself was easy to rip with my teeth but once inside I couldn’t just push the food out…

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