Events

  1. Pro Swimming UK
    Pro Swimming UK

    Pro Swimming UK

    Is it time to head back to the pool?

    Read more >
  2. The OSS Couch To 5k Launch
    The OSS Couch To 5k Launch

    The OSS Couch To 5k Launch

    Love swimming? Join OSS to shake off lockdown and winter, get fit and swimming. This is a three month programme designed to get you fit for a summer of swimming. It starts on dryland on the spring equinox (March 26), moves into the water

    Read more >
  3. 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

    Read more >
  4. 7 UK triathlons suitable for beginners
    7 UK triathlons suitable for beginners

    7 UK triathlons suitable for beginners

    With the triathlon season just a few weeks away, we take a look at a few of the events suitable for first timers. Triathlons consist of a swim, a bike and a run with these events for teams or individuals. Taking place at a range of venues, the swim is in an indoor or outdoor pool, the sea or a lake with easier bike courses and flat run courses.

    Cheshire Fun Triathlon, Nantwich (12th May 2019): Enjoyed by thousands of competitors for 26 years, this event is aimed at all abilities and fitness levels. The course is spectator friendly with attractions and facilities available for those attending. The "Fun" and "Sprint" distances are popular with beginners, still offering a challenge.

    Stratford Fun Triathlon, Stratford Upon Avon (19th May 2019): The Strathlon Triathlon offers an indoor pool swim and is now in its 20th year. With a fun and friendly atmosphere, competitors can take on their challenge with great support from the crowd. Designed for all abilities and levels of fitness, it's ideal for novices through to pro triathletes and fun competitors.

    Birmingham Fun Triathlon, Sutton Coldfield (16th June 2019): Located in the country, Sutton Park is the setting for the Birmingham Triathlon. There's a "Triathlon Experience" for those that want to "Tri a Triathlon" with distances and challenges available for not just beginners but pros.

    GE14-8957-1_24

    York Fun Triathlon, York (14th July

    Read more >
  5. Taking on Swimathon: Kit suggestions
    Taking on Swimathon: Kit suggestions

    Taking on Swimathon: Kit suggestions

    Swimathon, the world's largest fundraising swim, really is suitable for all. With individual distances ranging from 400 metres up to the new triple 5k and team distances of 1.5k or 5k, there's something for everyone. What's more by entering Swimathon,

    Read more >
  6. New Year's Day swims 2019
    New Year's Day swims 2019

    New Year's Day swims 2019

    If you don't fancy one of the festive dips taking place on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, why not take to the water on New Years Day instead. There are plenty of open water swims taking place up and down the country,

    Read more >
  7. The best festive swims 2018
    The best festive swims 2018

    The best festive swims 2018

    It's a highlight in the swimming calendar seeing the swims that take place over the festive period. Whether it's Christmas Day, Boxing Day or indeed New Year's Day, it's a great way to dress up and raise money for charity. Here are just some of the Christmas Day and Boxing Day swims

    Read more >
  8. Register for Swimathon 2019
    Register for Swimathon 2019

    Register for Swimathon 2019

    Registrations are now open for Swimathon 2019 which takes place from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March. There is a whopping 50% discount available (until 11:59pm on the 27th November) on all challenges with places starting from as little

    Read more >
  9. ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ – Take on the challenge
    ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ – Take on the challenge

    ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ – Take on the challenge

    Capture

    Being a Superhero is never easy and they have to overcome their challenges along the way…This is why Zoggs and Warner Brothers have teamed up to give everyone a chance to be a Superhero. As part of ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ we have set you 5 challenges to defeat to truly earn your place with Aquaman!

    Save the underwater kingdom of Atlantis

    You will need: DC Super Hero Dive Balls or Zoggy Dive Sticks or Zoggy Dive Rings

    War is raging between the seven seas and the surface world and only Aquaman can stop the war. Help him by completing this challenge! Drop the Dive Toys into the water, depending on the difficulty level this could be in a straight line or scattered. Decide the sequence in which the Dive Toys should be retrieved and returned to the edge of the pool. Start by collecting one at a time and returning to the wall. If you need to make it a little harder try and collect them all in one go without returning to the wall.

    Dive Sticks

    Aquaman vs Orm

    You will need: Zoggy Back Float or Kickboard or Jet Pack

    This is a race between Aquaman (hero) and Orm (villain). Set the distance the race will be completed over and decide who will be the Superhero and who will be the Villain. If there are more than two people, make it into a relay: Team

    Aquaman vs Team Orm! Who will win? Start by using a floatation aid, but if you need to make it harder try it without the floatation aid.

    Jet Pack

    Don’t drop Aquaman’s Trident

    You will need: Aquaman Gel Ball or DC Super Hero Splash Ball or Splash Ball

    Aquaman’s Trident (Trident of Neptune) gives Aquaman the power to rule the sea. Start a game of catch, standing close together, as each catch is successful take one step apart from each other. See if you can get all the way to opposite sides of the pool. Try not to drop the ball or Aquaman’s Trident will break. If you need to make this a little harder try and get faster as you get further apart.

    splash balls_1098

    Dolphins vs Sharks

    You will need: an inflatable or foam Noodle

    Being King of Seven Seas Aquaman looks after all the animals in the sea, but which animals Aquaman’s favourite? Sitting on the zoodle, so it is placed between your legs, decide on the distance and which of Aquaman’s sea friends you are, and RACE! Ready, Set, Go!

    Zoodles

    Collect your loyalty card today (from participating venues) and start completing the challenges to receive your Superpowered Aquaman wristband. Check out all of the participating venues on our ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ page!

    Don’t forget to watch Aquaman take on Orm in cinemas December 14! We can’t wait, if you can’t either check out the teaser today!

    https://www.youtube

    Read more >
  10. 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

    Read more >
Page