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  1. Tips to get you cold water swimming
    Tips to get you cold water swimming

    Tips to get you cold water swimming

    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

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  2. Zoggs - 10 Reasons to take up Open Water Swimming
    Open water swimmers

    Zoggs - 10 Reasons to take up Open Water Swimming

    Check out the newest top 10 reasons to take up OPEN WATER SWIMMING - Courtesy of Adam Walker

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  3. Adam 'Ocean' Walker Tips - Open Water Novice
    Adam 'Ocean' Walker Tips - Open Water Novice

    Adam 'Ocean' Walker Tips - Open Water Novice

    Where to swim

    There are many lakes up and down the country which have organised sessions and have suitable safety in place. I would recommend you swim in one these locations and as there will be other like-minded swimmers there who you can buddy up with and swim in pairs or a small group. In addition you can also make new friends as open water is a very social sport. Not only is it another good safety measure, it makes training easier supporting each other.

    Acclimatisation

    Due to the climate, open water in lakes, rivers and the ocean

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  4. Zoggs Swim Diaries: My First Triathlon
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: My First Triathlon

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: My First Triathlon

    The Zoggs Swim Diaries series aim to celebrate those undertaking a personal challenge or complete something extraordinary. This one is no different, as Jess takes us through her story of how she undertook her first triathlon and came to love swimming. Over to Jess...

    Swimming has always been a bit of a no-no for me. I’m pretty sure this is the case for a lot of women who, like me, don’t look like the women you see in swimming costume adverts. The thought of skulking out of the changing room in a skin-tight, small piece of lycra, to stand there with my wobbly bits/stretch marks in all their glory in front of all those people is

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  5. What are the mental health benefits of swimming
    What are the mental health benefits of swimming

    What are the mental health benefits of swimming

    Physical activity can have a positive impact on mental health regardless of age or ability. Swimming is a great all round exercise which will make you feel stronger and healthier. It benefits the whole body and its an ideal way to strengthen your muscles. The benefits of swimming goes beyond just the physical benefits it is also hugely beneficial for your mental health. 

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  6. Training tips: Improve your swimming technique
    Training tips: Improve your swimming technique

    Training tips: Improve your swimming technique

    If you're looking to improve your swimming technique, have a watch of our training videos, all of which feature James Goddard. 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.

    We've included 6 swimming technique videos that will help you improve your stroke. From freestyle (front crawl), freestyle breathing and tumble turns to mastering that breaststroke,

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  7. The new Phantom goggles are here
    The new Phantom goggles are here

    The new Phantom goggles are here

    The new Phantom goggles have arrived with the Phantom 2.0 for adults, the Junior Phantom 2.0 for Juniors and the Phantom Kids Masks. Below is a round-up of what you can expect with prices ranging from £14 to £18.

    Glide through the water in our Phantom 2.0 Clearer Vision goggle for adults in blue/grey. With a quick adjust system to help you find the right fit, it has a split yoke made from for comfort. The Clearer Vision lenses not only amplify light in low level conditions but help reduce glare in bright conditions. Plus there's Soft-Seal gasket made from unique hypo-allergenic l

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  8. Introducing the Podium Titanium goggles
    Introducing the Podium Titanium goggles

    Introducing the Podium Titanium goggles

    Get yourself race ready in the new Podium mirror goggles which are great for both indoor and outdoor conditions. The Podium Titanium (black/mirror) has titanium lenses which provide added protection from reflected light to reduce eye fatigue in high level light/sunny conditions. There's a double band head strap, made from high quality silicone, to reduce pressure around the eyes, Fogbuster anti-fog lenses for extra moisture control and clarity of vision, maximum UV protection blocking 99% of the sun's harmful UV rays and CLT – Curved Lens Technology for 180 degree peripheral vision.

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  9. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning to swim as an adult
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning to swim as an adult

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning to swim as an adult

    The Zoggs Swim Diaries series focuses on people who are taking on a personal challenge whether it be learning to swim, working towards a specific goal or doing something extraordinary. Many of you have a story to tell and that's what we love about the Zoggs Swim Diaries.

    This guest post is by Donna Wishart from What The Redhead Said who learnt to swim last year. Donna is a top UK family lifestyle blogger who lives in Surrey with her husband Dave and their two children. Over to Donna...

    I have one vivid childhood memory when it comes to swimming and that is going to the local swimming

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  10. Just say no to plastic!
    Just say no to plastic!

    Just say no to plastic!

    Protecting our oceans around the world

     The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.

    For over thirty years MCS has worked to ensure our seas are healthy, pollution free and protected. The charity has been the voice for all the fascinating creatures that live beneath the waves, for our breath-taking coastlines, for those who make a sustainable living from the sea and for anyone who loves our beautiful beaches. In this post, MCS shares why everyone should say no to single use plastic.

    "Just recently, 15,000 volunteers picked up 305,958 bits o

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