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It’s all open water swimming to me
The old docks in Salford and Lake Coniston only have one thing in common, and that’s water. This means, of course, that you can swim in both, which is what I...
Tue 22 Jul 2014
Race, play, just swim, workout, train or practise?
Last week we asked, “what are you swimming for?” and looked at the pleasure to be had from simply joining a group of like-minded people and going for a leisurely open...
Tue 15 Jul 2014
What are you swimming for?
We occasionally make comparisons between triathletes and open water swimmers – it’s usually a bit of light-hearted fun. The labels “triathlete” and “open water swimmer” are not even particularly helpful definitions.
Tue 8 Jul 2014
Time to get your face wet
Patrick Smith is an open water swimmer and entrepreneur who writes about the parallels between swimming and business. In his second post he says it's time to commit and get your...
Wed 2 Jul 2014
Do skins swimmers deserve separate results listings?
Should event organisers list the results for wetsuit and non-wetsuit swimmers separately or together?
Tue 1 Jul 2014
Stop worrying about your finish time in open water
At a recent event I came across a young man (late teenager I guess) who was bitterly disappointed about his time in a swim as it was slower than he’d previously...
Tue 24 Jun 2014
Even the best swimmers get nervous about open water
Last weekend was the Great North Swim, which takes place on Windermere in the Lake District. It’s Britain’s largest mass participation swimming event attracting nearly 10,000 swimmers from beginners to some...
Tue 17 Jun 2014
Taking the plunge in business – and what you can learn from open water swimming
Patrick Smith is an open water swimmer and entrepreneur. In this guest post he draws parallels between sport and business and what open water swimming can teach us about starting up...
Wed 11 Jun 2014
Are there alternatives to Dover?
Dover, naturally, is the home of English Channel swimming and anyone with an interest in the sport should pay a visit. Even if you’re not a swimmer you’ll be awed by...
Tue 10 Jun 2014
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