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I am ultra
Guest blogger Deborah Durbin goes long and takes on her first ultra-marathon swim, the eight-mile Swim for the Cure in Ontario.
Tue 28 Jul 2015
Watch out Tom Daley, there's a new champion in town
The World Championships in Kazan wasn't the only scene of elite competition at the weekend. At Tooting Lido, Jonathan Cowie took part in a Plunge for Distance competition.
Sun 26 Jul 2015
The straw that broke the camel’s back
We've all taken part in races, but have you ever thought about organising your own event? Be prepared for a pretty steep learning curve, says Deborah Durbin.
Tue 21 Jul 2015
Dealing with goggle troubles
There aren’t many items of kit that are truly essential for open water swimming but goggles come close.
Mon 20 Jul 2015
Train hard, but remember to have fun
Kids, veterans, first-timers, elite swimmers, women taking on the This Girl Can challenge and weekend warriors looking for a PB all took part in the Henley Mile – and all had a...
Wed 15 Jul 2015
Breaststroke sometimes really is best
When I travel around the UK, and I think I might have time for a swim, I like to take copies of Kate Rew’s and Daniel Start’s books with me.
Wed 8 Jul 2015
The wrong message on open water swimming
The other day my kids reported that form teachers in their school had been asked to read out a letter about the dangers of open water swimming.
Mon 29 Jun 2015
Pushing the limits
Whoever designed the British Long Distance Swimming Association’s Champion of Champions event had a twisted and sadistic sense of fun. He or she also knew how to push swimmers’ will power...
Mon 22 Jun 2015
Bridge over troubled water
Janine Serell took on the 2 Bridges Swim Under the Walkway, a 2.5km or 5km course between the Mid-Hudson Bridge and Walkway Over the Hudson Bridge organised by Coney Island Brighton...
Tue 16 Jun 2015
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