Open Water Swimming

  1. How to use a Centre Snorkel
    Sandy Rogers in pool with a swimming snorkel

    How to use a Centre Snorkel

    Looking at introducing some training aids into your swim sessions but not sure where to start?

    Before using training aids be sure to check the intended use and make sure you are using them correctly so that you can get the most out of your session. 

    Why use training aids when swimming?

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  2. How to use a Pull Buoy
    man poolside with pull buoy and mirror goggles

    How to use a Pull Buoy

    Looking at introducing some training aids into your swim sessions but not sure where to start?

    Before using training aids be sure to check the intended use and make sure you are using them correctly so that you can get the most out of your session. 

    Why use training aids when swimming?

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  3. Your essential guide to swimwear back styles
    a woman in adjustable scoopback chlorine resistant swimwear by the pool

    Your essential guide to swimwear back styles

    We have a number of swimsuit styles to choose from, whether you're heading to the pool, the beach or the lake. Here's an essential guide to finding the best back style for you so you're comfortable and can concentrate on what's important. Enjoying being in the water!

    Training Swimsuit Backs

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  4. Swim Kit Essentials
    Swim Kit Essentials

    Swim Kit Essentials

    As the weather starts warming up again it’s time to start getting into the water again weather that’s at the pool or in the ocean.

    Whether the warmer weather has inspired you to start swimming and you aren't sure where to start or if you are in need of a swim kit update

    Check out our top picks that are essential in every swimkit!

     


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  5. 4 Top goggle picks of the season
    close up of a man swimming in open water with mirrored goggles

    4 Top goggle picks of the season

    4 Top goggle picks of the season

    Goggles are an essential in every swim kit and let’s face it finding your perfect goggle isn’t as easy as finding the perfect swim spot

     

    There is no one size fits all solution which is why in our Predator range we have 2 fits and 2 sizes to fit 97% of the population.

     

    Whether you’re just starting out swimming and not sure where to start or a well-seasoned swimmer who is looking for their next goggle…

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  6. Escape from Alcatraz
    Escape from Alcatraz

    Escape from Alcatraz

    My Escape from Alcatraz Swim Review

    By Annie Bean

    When you think of a triathlon that has an equally epic and challenging swim, the first one that springs to mind will be Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. A California race that has a 1.5-mile swim back from Alcatraz island in the San Francisco Bay, back to shore.

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  7. Our top tips for getting started ocean swimming
    Our top tips for getting started ocean swimming

    Our top tips for getting started ocean swimming

    1.Make sure you're a confident swimmer

    Before getting started in ocean swimming make sure you are comfortable in the water and pool. If you have not swum in a while we recommend starting at your local pool and building up your endurance before entering the water. A good rule of thumb is to be able to swim at least two to three times the distance non stop in a pool that you want to swim in open water. Once you are confident in your swimming abilities it is time to find a place to swim!

    2. Know where to swim

    There are many beaches all around the country which

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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