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 in a heated indoor pool.

The Big Blue Swim's Lisa Stansbie announces art exhibition

Lisa Stansbie, co-founder of the Big Blue Swim swimming holidays, is also an artist. As a swimmer, her art reflects her love of swimming and her exhibition is entitled “Nothing Great is Easy”, words attributed to Captain Matthew Webb, the first person to swim the English Channel.

Human Race – Marlow Swim, August 2014

There’s a sign as you come into Marlow announcing that it won a prize for best kept village in the country, and it shows.

Salty Sea Dog Swim, Bournemouth (VoTwo)

With the majority of open water events taking place in relatively sheltered inland waters, the Salty Sea Dog Swim in Bournemouth from event organiser VoTwo offers swimmers a nice little sea-based challenge.

Global conference speaker update

Some of the best known female marathon swimmers in the world are now confirmed speakers at the 2014 WOWSA Global Open Water Swimming Conference, being staged on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, from 20 to 21 September.

Dutch double (and triple) at European’s

Dutch open water swimmers underlined their potential for Rio medals with strong performances at the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships, which took place in Berlin between 13 and 24 August 2014.

  • How much do you need to train in your wetsuit?

  • The Big Blue Swim's Lisa Stansbie announces art exhibition

  • Human Race – Marlow Swim, August 2014

  • Salty Sea Dog Swim, Bournemouth (VoTwo)

  • Global conference speaker update

  • Dutch double (and triple) at European’s

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Lisa Stansbie, co-founder of the Big Blue Swim swimming holidays, is also an artist. As a swimmer, her art reflects her love of swimming and her exhib…
Some of the best known female marathon swimmers in the world are now confirmed speakers at the 2014 WOWSA Global Open Water Swimming Conference, being…
Dutch open water swimmers underlined their potential for Rio medals with strong performances at the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships, which to…
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