TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT SWIMMING
A Hero's Journey
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What have railways and reservoirs got in common?
There was a story on the BBC website recently about people campaigning to keep railway level crossings open. National Rail, it seems, has a policy of closing them down. In the...
Sat 19 Apr 2014
A swim well executed – another way to think about swimming goals
Swim coach Dan Abel (Fit & Abel) took part in the April 2014 running of the State King of the Bays swim, in Auckland, New Zealand, and used the occasion to...
Mon 14 Apr 2014
The ultimate swimming goal?
What is the ultimate swimming goal? An Olympic medal, an English Channel crossing, or something else?
Tue 8 Apr 2014
Competitive swimming for the not-so-fast
Rod Newing has written an interesting piece for us on how the Serpentine Swimming Club uses a handicap system in its weekly races to give the not-so-fast a chance to compete with the swift.
Tue 1 Apr 2014
Is the UK at risk of an inter-generational swimming crisis? – And what can be done about it?
We are at risk of condemning a generation of school children to missing out on the delights and benefits of swimming, says Richard Royal.
Thu 27 Mar 2014
Swimming: the last refuge?
About twice a week I get up early to swim. I go to the pool (or maybe a lake in the summer) and swim for an hour. Nothing complicated. Lots of...
Tue 25 Mar 2014
Don't be a ninja swimmer
Every now and then, when driving, you come across a cyclist out in the dark, in black clothing, face mostly covered and without lights. Some people call them ninja cyclists -...
Tue 18 Mar 2014
Does every coach tell you something different?
Do you sometimes get the impression that every swimming coach tells you something different? It's something a reader mentioned recently.
Tue 11 Mar 2014
New swimming plans
It’s been ages since I wrote a blog entry. Sorry! I don't know what's happened but life kind of took over and I dipped out. I was really fired up after...
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Tue 4 Mar 2014
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