Health benefits

  1. Open Water Swim Safety
    Open Water Swim Safety

    Open Water Swim Safety

    11 Safety Tips for Swimming in Open Water

    Nothing beats the feeling of swimming in open waters and that post-swim high you get from time spent in nature’s wild spaces. It is life-affirming and one of the best ways to expand your swimming horizons. But how do you stay safe in the water? It’s a very different environment from your local swimming pool. Let’s find out how to stay safe by diving into our top safety tips for swimming in open

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  2. Mental Health Swim
    Mental Health Swim

    Mental Health Swim

    How to get out of that rut, and gain a new perspective through swimming

    Mental Health Swim Series

    It’s the middle of winter, pouring down outside and I haven’t been for a swim in over a week. The longer I go without swimming the longer the rut lasts, and the harder it feels just to jump on the bus to the pool or my local reservoir. This felt like the story of the winter just gone, and despite signing up to

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  3. Sarah's Story
    Sarah's Story

    Sarah's Story

    Sarah’s Story | Mental Health Swims Blog Series

    I’ve always been a water baby and get so much joy from swimming but it’s only in recent years that I've started swimming and dipping regularly outside. In that time, cold water has become invaluable to my mental health.

    A number of years ago I left a job that was making me miserable and decided to take some time out.

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  4. Annie Bean First Training Session
    Annie Bean First Training Session

    Annie Bean First Training Session

    Annie’s guide to your first training season

    You’ve got to start somewhere…

     

    You’ve selected your swim challenge, but now what? Where do you start in terms of training? It can feel a little overwhelming at the beginning, and that’s whether you’re new to the challenge or not, it can still

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  5. Minreet Kaur
    Minreet Kaur

    Minreet Kaur

    Minreet Kaur the Asian swim Teacher

    Meet Minreet, an Asian swimming teacher from Hillingdon. In this blog, Minreet shares her journey of becoming a Sikh swim teacher in the Asian community in her 40s. Minreet aims are simple. To educate the Asian female community on water safety and improve their confidence with the water.

     

    It was a warm sunny day, in the summer

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  6. Mental Health Swims
    Mental Health Swims

    Mental Health Swims

    River Therapy

    In 2021 we partnered with the incredible Mental Health Swims. A non-profit, volunteer-led swimming community who put on open water swimming sessions across the country to encourage and empower people with mental illnesses to enjoy the healing power of cold water.

    Almost two years on, the pandemic has still left many feeling anxious and nervous about the ‘new normal’. But for some, the pan

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  7. Ambassador Adam Knight
    Ambassador Adam Knight

    Ambassador Adam Knight

    ADAM KNIGHT JOINS ZOGGS
    AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR LEARN TO SWIM

     

    Zoggs is very pleased to announce the signing of Adam Knight, founder of Angel Swim London and a Swim Teachers Association tutor, as their Learn To Swim Ambassador.

    Adam has worked as an Aquatic Professional for over 12 years, and is an STA Level 3 Swim Tutor plus STA Level 2 Baby Swimming

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  8. Festive Dip
    Festive Dip

    Festive Dip

    Festive Dip Safety Guide

     

    It’s that time of year again, where people of all ages make their annual debut in the cold English waters, but with this can come some risks if you’re unprepared! So, whether you’re a runner and screamer Christmas day swimmer, a Boxing Day Dipper or New Year’s resolution setter, we want to make sure that you are keeping safe whilst in the cold conditions with this handy f

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  9. Adam Knight
    Adam Knight

    Adam Knight

    Learn to Swim Ambassador, Adam Knight shares his top pre-pool stretches which will leave you energized for your session

     

    Before your next swim, take some time to try out these important stretches… you will not regret it! They are great for warm-ups to wake up those muscles and get the blood pumping. These stretches have been specially selected by our very own Learn to Swim Ambassador, Adam Knight a

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  10. Food for fuel
    Food for fuel

    Food for fuel

    Food for fuel: Foods to eat before and after your swim to improve performance

    Choosing the right food before and after swimming can have a huge impact on both your performance and your body’s ability to recover faster. Here is

    When is the best time to eat?

    Experts recommend that you have your pre-swim meal at least one hour before your swim. T

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