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  1. HELPING LEVEL WATER SUPPORT CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS
    HELPING LEVEL WATER SUPPORT CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS

    HELPING LEVEL WATER SUPPORT CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS

    This Christmas, Zoggs is donating 500 pairs of goggles to children with disabilities. We are supporting the national swimming charity Level Water who arrange 20,000 one-to-one swimming lessons each year for children with disabilities. As some children around the country return to

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  2. Catherine's Swimathon Story
    Catherine in front of the indoor pool

    Catherine's Swimathon Story

     

     

    Blackpool resident and primary school teacher, Catherine Cremona, is relieved and excited to get back into the water after months away from her local pool – particularly as she has a training r

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  3. Zoggs Swim Diaries - Taking on the Henley Swim Festival 2020
    Zoggs Swim Diaries - Taking on the Henley Swim Festival 2020

    Zoggs Swim Diaries - Taking on the Henley Swim Festival 2020

    The Zoggs Swim Diaries series aim to celebrate those undertaking a personal challenge or complete something to inspire us all. Mel Berry a swim coach and co-founder of HerSpirit takes us through her adventure of Henley Swim Festival 2020..

    Henley Swim Festival 4 x 1 mile Her Spirit adventure = 2 medals,

    You can’t beat getting back into open water swimming events to give you a sense of purpose and focus again. Thanks to Zoggs, Team Her Spirit rose to the challenge and entered the 4 x 1 mile event as part of the Henley Swim Festival. I mean why not do it four times rather than just once!

    Our team consisted of myself Mel Berry and my co-founder at Her Spirit, Holly Woodford and our love of adventure and getting our first 2020 medal! With so many events being cancelled due to COVID this was our first event and so didn’t take much persuading to take part over the August bank holiday. But what happened to the sunshine?

     

    Due to the weather and water temperature being under 16 degrees…. We opted to swim in our wetsuits but tucked under them were our trusty Wonder Woman and Batman suits! and of course our Zoggs/Her Spirit swim caps under our gold event caps. Today’s goggle choice was Predator’s for Holly and Fusion Air for myself.

     

    They say preparation is everything …. Haha I think we failed at first base on that due to COVID19 and Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” but this event is not about being the fastest but more the ability to enjoy going up and down the Thames by foot and water four times.

    Challenging yourself is something we both love and having never done this event or anything like this format, it was a great challenge to take on. Coupled with the fact that we needed to take everything with us, we needed to get a new tow float, that could carry our food, drink, shoes and trusty GoPro to capture the event as well as our car key! I was only slightly worried I would lose the key! I am not sure how I would explain that one to the garage!

    Ready to rumble at 9am we set of for mile 1…and down the steps we went into The Thames…. Follow the yellow buoys and multi coloured tow floats till the beach they said! How hard can it be…

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  4. We Remember Them 100m x 100m Swim Relay Final
    We Remember Them 100m x 100m Swim Relay Final

    We Remember Them 100m x 100m Swim Relay Final

    This year marks the centenary of the end of WW1 which saw over a million service men and women lose their lives. The We Remember Them campaign, founded by Simon Wright and Deane Hitchens-Orr, was created to raise money for The Royal

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  5. Will you take on the Aspire Channel swim in 2018?
    Will you take on the Aspire Channel swim in 2018?

    Will you take on the Aspire Channel swim in 2018?

    We're proud to be the swim partner of the Aspire Swim Challenge again in 2018. Raising money for those affected by Spinal Cord Injury, anyone can join in with the challenge whether it's as an individual or part of a team. Every

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  6. Join the world's largest fundraising swim
    Join the world's largest fundraising swim

    Join the world's largest fundraising swim

    Zoggs is the official swimming partner of Swimathon, the world's largest annual fundraising swim, for the fifth consecutive year. Swimathon was originally founded as a pilot event to encourage Londoners to take up a 5k swimming challenge. Today Swimathon is a national event which, over the past 30 years, has raised a staggering £48 million for charity.

    If you participate in Swimathon 2018, you can help raise money for two causes close to the nation's heart - Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Swimathon takes place from the 27th to 29th April at 600 pools all over the country with challenges ranging from 400 metres up to 5k.

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    If you haven't swum for a while, the 400m challenge is a great starting point as it comprises of 16 laps in a 25 metre pool. For novice swimmers wanting to push those speeds, the 1.5k is a good option (60 lengths) with the 2.5k (100 lengths) and 5k (200 lengths) ideal for those of you wanting to achieve the ultimate challenge. You can pick distances of 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k as an individual or if you prefer, you can opt for a 1.5k or 5k team challenge (2-5 people).

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    If you don't

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  7. Swimathon Q&A with Marie Curie Ambassador and Team GB swimmer: Ellie Faulkner
    Swimathon Q&A with Marie Curie Ambassador and Team GB swimmer: Ellie Faulkner

    Swimathon Q&A with Marie Curie Ambassador and Team GB swimmer: Ellie Faulkner

    Swimathon, the world’s largest fundraising swim, returns to swimming pools across the UK on 7-9 April 2017 with Zoggs as the Official Swim Brand Partner.

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  8. Zoggs Swim Diaries: New York to London Swim!
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: New York to London Swim!

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: New York to London Swim!

    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.

    Michael Ventre preparing to swim in Open Water in his Predator Goggles and Zoggs Swim Cap

    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

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  9. This is your lane. Your Challenge. Your Swimathon!
    This is your lane. Your Challenge. Your Swimathon!

    This is your lane. Your Challenge. Your Swimathon!

    Take your marks... Swimathon is back in 2017 for the 30th year running! This is your lane, your challenge, your chance to raise money for Marie Curie. Marie Curie are Swimathon’s Charity Partner, they help people living with any terminal illness, and their families. As the world's biggest fundraising swimming event, you can jump in the pool and make a difference for Marie Curie at over 600 pools.

    Which challenge will you choose?

    Whether it's as a team or going it solo, there's a range of Swimathon challenge distances so that there's always a right one for you.Swimathon Image, Girl looking down her lane while adjusting her goggles

    Individual 1.5k - A great challenge for novice swimmers, or those that prefer to push their speed on shorter distances.

    Individual 2.5k - The perfect challenge for the intermediate swimmer who trains regularly. A way to push your boundaries and give yourself a goal to commit to training for.

    Individual 5k - This is the ultimate Swimathon challenge, to complete the 5k distance takes dedication, commitment and a good training programme.

    Team 1.5k - Take on 60 lengths of a 25m pool in a relay with your friends, your family or your colleagues. Split it as you like, shorter distances for the novice or longer for the kids.

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    Team 5k - Make up a team of 2 to 5 swimmers to tackle the ultimate Swimathon distance. Split it evenly between you or break down the distances according to your abilities and get everyone involved!

    SimplySwim - Whether it’s one of our set distances or a number of lengths somewhere between, SimplySwim lets you choose the distance, the time and the venue that suits you best to get involved with Swimathon and raise money.

    Whichever distance you choose, you'll be

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  10. Zoggs Swim Diaries: New Year, Old Me
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: New Year, Old Me

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: New Year, Old Me

    Deborah Herridge is training to swim the English Channel in the summer of 2017. She's been sharing her journey with us from 30 lengths in the pool to a 21 mile Channel Swim, and now here's the latest from Deborah.

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    'New Year, New Me', I’m seeing this everywhere, but what I would like is 'New Year, Old Me', the '2015 Me' for 2017 please.

    The 'Me' that progressed from a 7-mile swimmer to a swimmer who could complete more than 14 miles.

    A 'Me' who could swim in very tough conditions.

    A 'Me' who was fit and healthy who would never give up.

    A 'Me' that when the going got tough, thoughts of the charities she was doing it for and all the people that had generously sponsored her and were supporting from the sea and shore, she would never give up for them either.

    A 'Me' that had a brilliant crew and safety boat pilot supporting her, willing her on, a 'Me' that will not stop for them and all the work that have put into getting her here.

    So that is the 'Me' that I wish for 2017, a

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