Getting started with cold water swimming - By Annie Brooks (www.talesofanniebean.com )
If you love your pool swims and enjoy those open water swims, then this winter you might be ready to take on cold water swimming! Unlike hopping into to your local heated swimming pool to run through your drills, or dipping into that beautiful lake during the summer time, cold water swimming not only challenges physically, it tests you mentally also. Knowing you’re about to step into water that barely reaches double figures, can be a challenge, but this is exactly why it’s fantastic because that sense of
Check out the newest top 10 reasons to take up OPEN WATER SWIMMING - Courtesy of Adam Walker
We mentioned swimming in our post about Mental Health Awareness Week, as it's a great way to improve well being. A report published by Swim England last year found Swimming to be particularly beneficial for those with health conditions. It also found evidence that swimmers can live longer. Here are just a few of the ways it can help stress levels and make you feel good.
Swimming is a great form of escapism both physically and mentally. With no distractions, a half an hour swim can help reduce stress, boost energy levels and encourage relaxation. You may find you sleep
If you're looking to improve your swimming technique, we have a series of new films on our YouTube channel. These feature James Goddard who is also in these training aid films. James is an award winning British competitive and backstroke swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics, FINA world championships and European championships. He swam for England in the Commonwealth Games, and also runs regular swim training camps throughout Europe. Here he shows you how to use a Zoggs kickboard, Finz, pull buoy and hand paddles.
Swimming is often thought of as a summer activity but it’s actually the perfect sport for staying in shape and having fun throughout winter.
If you don’t already have a regular swim routine, now is the ideal time to create one: pools are generally quieter at this time of year so you’ll have more space to try new strokes and improve your technique or if you’re a nervous swimmer, build up your confidence in the water.
Here’s a few tips on how to
Improving your swimming technique means developing your strength, rhythm and body position in the water so that you can enjoy faster, longer and safer swims.
One of the most effective ways to make improvements is to swim with training aids and whether you want to work on your upper, lower or whole-body technique, we’ve got a training aid to match:
On holiday, backstroke gives you the opportunity to enjoy blue skies or even stars overhead, and in a pool, the chance to vary your workout. But the stroke is not without its difficulties, not least because the majority of us are asymmetric, making even swimming in a straight line somewhat challenging!
The following technique tips for perfecting your backstroke will help you learn how to master the stroke and enjoy your swims, anywhere:
At Zoggs, we’re passionate about all things swimming and that’s why we produce a range of swimwear, swimming aids and equipment that’s designed to help you make the very most of your swim time.
Some of the most popular swimming aids we provide are training fins and if you haven’t tried them yet, here’s a brief guide to how they work and what the benefits are:
This week is Drowning Prevention Week 2015; at swimming pools across the country, lessons this week are focusing on survival skills. So, I rocked up at my swimming lesson yesterday in some fairly thick joggers (I was feeling pretty brave) and a t-shirt over my swimming costume.
We leapt straight into learning how to enter the water without getting your head wet or sinking too deep – ideal if you have to enter water for any reason but can’t see what’s lurking below the surface – think shopping trolleys, sharp m