Open Water Swimming

  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
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    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. An essential guide to swimwear back styles
    An essential guide to swimwear back styles

    An 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!

    The Actionback has a shelf bra for light support and modesty, typically with wide straps for support. This Sphere Actionback for example provides unrestricted freedom of movement, a high neckline to reduce drag and UPF 50+ sun protection.

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  6. Introducing the Next Generation Predator Flex Goggle Collection
    Introducing the Next Generation Predator Flex Goggle Collection

    Introducing the Next Generation Predator Flex Goggle Collection

    We recently launched the Next Generation Predator Flex goggle collection. With 4 Flexpoint Technology™, new Ultra-Fit technology, a quick adjust system and V-Groove, the range includes the high performance Predator Flex Titanium Reactor goggles.

    These goggles have photo-chromatic lenses which react to changing light becoming tinted when it’s bright and clear in low level light for optimum clarity. The mirror titanium coating provides additional protection from reflected light and glare red

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  7. Top Open Water Goggles for Triathlon Season
    Top Open Water Goggles for Triathlon Season

    Top Open Water Goggles for Triathlon Season

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    It's that time of year again! You've signed yourself up and trained yourself mentally and physically for the events in the coming months. Whether you're taking on a short distance triathlon or have plans for numerous long distance events, having the right kit is essential to the safety and performance of any triathlete or open water swimmer.

    At Zoggs, we understand the importance of having equipment you can rely on. We've been developing goggles for 25 years and offer a range of lenses suitable for swimming in any conditions the Great British weather could

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  8. How to Beat Your Fear of Open Water Swimming
    How to Beat Your Fear of Open Water Swimming

    How to Beat Your Fear of Open Water Swimming

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    If you like the idea of splashing about in a tropical lagoon, swimming in a lake or taking on your first triathlon but have a fear of open water that stops you realising your ambitions, it’s time to take action!
    With a little planning and preparation, you can find the courage to overcome those fears and enjoy an open water swim. Here’s a few tips:

    Choose Your Waters

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  9. Man Vs Ocean: Zoggs Open Water Swim Ambassador Adam Walker Launches Autobiography
    Man Vs Ocean: Zoggs Open Water Swim Ambassador Adam Walker Launches Autobiography

    Man Vs Ocean: Zoggs Open Water Swim Ambassador Adam Walker Launches Autobiography

    Man V Ocean Book JacketAdam 'Ocean' Walker was the first Briton to complete the 7 toughest channel swims in the World, also known as the Oceans 7! This incredible endurance challenge is considered the ocean equivalent to the "Seven Summits" and Adam was the second person ever to complete all seven swims on his first attempt!

    This autobiography captures Adam's journey from being a toaster salesman to becoming the 5th person in the World to complete the Oceans 7 challenge. The Oceans 7 is not for the faint-hearted - Adam took on the English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Molokai Strait, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Strait, Cook Strait and

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  10. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Becoming a Triathlete
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Becoming a Triathlete

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Becoming a Triathlete

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    This year I have had the pleasure to be involved with TEAM TFN: TFN Triathlon club’s development team. After my initial assessments my coach Emil Bobok provided me the challenge of converting myself from a middle aged chap who dabbles in the three sports and occasionally signs up for a Tri event, into a proper amateur Triathlete… a challenge indeed I hear you say!

    After a stressful house move in the first quarter of the year and a significant lifestyle shift domestically, I have now settled down into a progressive routine of correct and ordered training which has see

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