Open Water Swimming

  1. My Body My Swim 2
    My Body My Swim 2

    My Body My Swim 2

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  2. My Body My Swim
    My Body My Swim

    My Body My Swim

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  3. Designer Tips 2
    Designer Tips 2

    Designer Tips 2

    Designer’s Tips: When buying swimwear, what should I be looking for in terms of finding the right fit?

    Finding the right fit in swimwear is not just about knowing your chest, waist and hips measurements, it is also about a measurement called the ‘body loop’. This is taken using a tape measure starting from front shoulder point, in between the legs to the back and joining at shoulder point. If you have a long body, consider sizing up from your normal

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  4. Designer Tips
    Designer Tips

    Designer Tips

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  5. Christmas de-stress
    Christmas de-stress

    Christmas de-stress

    How to de-stress on the run up to the big day

    Ah, the Christmas count down. For some, this is a wonderful time of year filled with fun, family, winter activities and lots of food… And for those who are hosting, it can be filled with dread, stress and carefully put together spreadsheets.

    No matter what part you play in the big day, we can all agree it can be a little overwhelming so we’re here to give you out top tips on

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  6. Her Spirit & Debbie Scott
    Her Spirit & Debbie Scott

    Her Spirit & Debbie Scott

    Challenge Yourself

    I was new to swimming during the pandemic having lessons in a pool. I started open water swimming in July 2021. The winter swim challenge gave me a focus to carry on swimming through the winter. I've not missed a week swimming since July 2021. I swam twice a week through the winter.

     

    When I'm open water swimming it's my quiet head time. No head noise, no chatter just me and

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  7. My 3rd Winter Swim Challenge
    My 3rd Winter Swim Challenge

    My 3rd Winter Swim Challenge

    Lisa B

    This year will be my third winter swim challenge with Her Spirit. I found myself signing up for my first in October 2020 after an open water taster session at Spring Lakes. Oh my goodness I loved it and even more so because it was cold! The atmosphere at those sessions is amazing, always Her Spirit support on hand and someone to talk to, ask advice and just generally cheer you on. It was this introduction and meeting Mel and Holly that made me download the

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  8. A Swimmer's Thoughts During LGBT History Month
    A Swimmer's Thoughts During LGBT History Month

    A Swimmer's Thoughts During LGBT History Month

    The water, to my swim mates and me, is a place where everyone is welcome.

    Because of this, it can be viewed as one of many equalizers when it comes to diversity and inclusion, including for the LGBT community of which I am a proud member. 

    In fact, during LGBT History Month, I have been reflecting on my own journey as a gay individual, including how the water has helped me be more confident and visible.

     

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  9. Sally's 3 Top Tips
    Sally's 3 Top Tips

    Sally's 3 Top Tips

    How to get started with the Winter Swim Challenge

    I’ve been open water swimming for a number of years, usually swimming from April - October outside & then pool swimming through winter once the temperatures dropped.  I had heard about winter swimming and seen/read about people who do it and wondered if I would be able to do it too.

     

    I did an introduction to winter swimming in November 2

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  10. Mermaid Reviews Sirene Scoopback
    Mermaid Reviews Sirene Scoopback

    Mermaid Reviews Sirene Scoopback

    STA Brand ambassador Camilla Golledge 

    Reflects on spending a summer in the Siren Scoop back swim suit!

     

    As an STA brand ambassador I decided to support our partnership with Zoggs and invested in a Zoggs thermal silver lined cossie……what a game changer!

    As a year round open water swimmer and coach, swimming teacher, fair weather surfer, mermaid and SUP

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