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What are the minimum criteria for travelling to do a swim?
If you enjoy both travelling and open water swimming you’ll hardly need persuading of the delights in taking part in events in new locations. Even so, there are conditions.
Tue 1 Sep 2015
Why finding a snake in your open water swimming spot is a good thing
Last weekend I decided to take a closer look at the River Mole to see if it’s suitable for swimming...
Mon 24 Aug 2015
My day hosting the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race
On the 25 July 2015, I had the great honour of hosting the 27th “Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race” from Asia to Europe.
Wed 19 Aug 2015
Could better access to open water reduce drowning deaths?
Germany has a more relaxed approach to outdoor swimming than England - and fewer drowning deaths.
Wed 19 Aug 2015
A tale of two bridges, too much chocolate and pacing strategy
A few days before it took place, Jeremy Laming from Henley Swim asked me if I would be a pace swimmer for the 2015 14km Henley to Marlow Bridge to Bridge...
Mon 10 Aug 2015
A chance for regular swimmers to compete under FINA regulations
What's it like to compete under the same rules the elites use in open water racing
Mon 3 Aug 2015
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
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