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Hypothermia isn’t cool
Again this week I had planned to write something else but open water swimming has a habit of providing the unexpected.
Tue 2 Sep 2014
How much do you need to train in your wetsuit?
Earlier this summer, southern England was blessed with unusually warm weather and a number of our gravel pit lakes hit 25 degrees Celsius, which isn’t far short of what you find...
Tue 26 Aug 2014
What to do if your swim is cancelled
Swim cancellations and postponements are a fact of life, especially in places with fickle weather. This week I had hoped to write a different story about a lovely swim across the...
Tue 19 Aug 2014
Why the EC6 didn’t fail
Last week, six very fast swimmers set out from Dover in a very public attempt to beat the record for the fastest ever relay crossing of the English Channel. They fell...
Tue 12 Aug 2014
Hero prepares to swim the length of Windermere
Okay, my excuse for not writing my blog in ages is because it is the holidays and I’ve been too busy swimming...
A Hero's Journey
Wed 6 Aug 2014
DIY risk assessment for open water swimming
How much should you trust the advice of those who tell us not to swim in open water? Our hope is that regular readers of H2Open will be equipped to make...
Mon 4 Aug 2014
Nothing Great is Easy – in swimming or in business
Patrick Smith reflects on how his English Channel relay crossing route has parallels in the world of business
Wed 23 Jul 2014
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
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