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 throw at us. We've selected our top picks from our range of open water goggles so that you can find the perfect pair to support you through your outdoor swims this triathlon season.
At Zoggs, we believe that swimwear should be comfortable, supportive and built to last. Our latest range of Solo Swimwear is made from our Aqualast™ fabric, the world's first and only swimwear fabric to come with a lifetime guarantee, so you can swim with confidence in the quality and durability of your swimwear.
Our Solo Swimwear range features 12 new styles for men, women and juniors. Our range for ladies offers a legsuit and one-piece available in both black or navy and our men's range includes hip racers and jammers. Our junior styles are available for ages 6-15 years and feature a jammer for boys and one-piece for girls.
IT engineer seeks help to become first person to swim from New York to London!
British IT engineer and extreme swimmer Michael Ventre is hoping to swim 3,800 miles from New York to London alongside a support vessel – a feat which has never been attempted before, which aims to raise millions for Oxfam.
Michael, who successfully swam the English Channel in 2011, plans to make his world-first attempt at swimming the Atlantic in April this year. The unprecedented open water challenge will take him between four and seven months and will present an incredible test of resilience as he navigates everything from orcas, sharks and jellyfish to hurricanes.
Michael has teamed up with Zoggs for this epic event and is currently training in Ireland and England alongside his full-time work schedule as an IT engineer.
Starting in the Hudson river in New York and ending in the Thames in central London, Michael’s challenge is equivalent to swimming the length of Great Britain almost four-and-a-half times.
As well as swimming the English Channel, Michael, who is aged 39, has completed two other ‘Oceans Seven’ extreme swims - the Molokai Channel in Hawaii and the Catalina Channel in Los Angeles. He also swam from Robben Island to Blouberg in Cape Town in 2013 in freezing shark-infested waters and has become an accomplished ice swimmer, participating in the Winter World Champio