There are few things more fun, for all ages, than the joys of a water slide! With some truly impressive slides to be found around the world, the team here at Zoggs have picked out some of the coolest and breath-taking water slides that are sure to test your nerves…..
1. Summit Plummet, Florida, USA This US water slide includes a slope no less than 120 feet high, and is hosted by Disney at the Blizzard Beach area of their famous Walt Disney World resort.
"This pull buoy from Zoggs does away with the traditional 'figure of 8' shape and is thicker where your thighs grip, which makes it easier to hold on to. It's also very buoyant, replicating the feeling of buoyancy you get in the lower part of a tri wetsuit."
The Aspire Channel Swim is back! Aspire is a national charity offering practical support for those with spinal cord injuries. The Aspire Channel Swim is now in its 16th year and is running from 14th September - 7th December, where swimmers will complete 22 miles within 12 weeks!
Here are ten great reasons to take on the challenge:
1. Swimming is a great fitness choice as it’s a low-impact workout for the whole body. Because it’s easy on your joints, it is perfect for just about everyone, especially those who have physical limitations or who find other forms of exercise painful.
We were approached about an incredible boy called Benjamin and just had to share his story! Benjamin is 8 years-old and is swimming the length of the River Trent within 6 months to raise money for When You Wish Upon A Star, a charity whose aim is to grant the wishes of children between the ages of 2 - 16 years old living with life threatening illnesses.
We asked Benjamin a few questions about this fantastic challenge.
So Benjamin, what made you decide to swim an amazing 185 miles? "I decided on swimming the 185 mile River Trent challenge as I wanted something bigger than last year's
We had an exhausting but exhilarating swimming class this week learning butterfly. It’s not a stroke we touch upon too frequently, and ordinarily it’s just a small element of a class, but this week, it was all about the fly. At the beginning of the class I was a little bit nervous, but excited too. It’s one of those strokes that is scary but fun at the same time. When done correctly it looks amazing, almost like the swimmer is flying through the water, probably where it got its name!
The class was very tiring, butterfly is an aerobic stroke and also not one that we were used to swimming, so it did feel like a harder class than usual. We di