Zoggs Swim Diaries

  1. 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 r

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  2. Zoggs Swim Diaries: My First Triathlon
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: My First Triathlon

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: My First Triathlon

    The Zoggs Swim Diaries series aim to celebrate those undertaking a personal challenge or complete something extraordinary. This one is no different, as Jess takes us through her story of how she undertook her first triathlon and came to love swimming. Over to Jess...

    Swimming has always been a bit of a no-no for me. I’m pretty sure this is the case for a lot of women who, like me, don’t look like the women you see in swimming costume adverts. The thought of skulking out of the changing room in a skin-tight, small piece of lycra, to stand there with my wobbly bits/stretch marks in all their glory in front of all those people is

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  3. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning to swim as an adult
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning to swim as an adult

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning to swim as an adult

    The Zoggs Swim Diaries series focuses on people who are taking on a personal challenge whether it be learning to swim, working towards a specific goal or doing something extraordinary. Many of you have a story to tell and that's what we love about the Zoggs Swim Diaries.

    This guest post is by Donna Wishart from What The Redhead Said who learnt to swim last year. Donna is a top UK family lifestyle blogger who lives in Surrey with her husband Dave and their two children. Over to Donna...

    I have one vivid childhood memory when it comes to swimming and that is going to the local swimming

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  4. Zoggs Swim diaries: The sport that grows with you
    Zoggs Swim diaries: The sport that grows with you

    Zoggs Swim diaries: The sport that grows with you

    The Zoggs Swim Diaries series focuses on people who are taking on a personal challenge whether it be learning to swim, working towards a specific goal or doing something extraordinary. Many of you have a story to tell and that's what we love about the Zoggs Swim Diaries.

    This guest post is by Natalie Ray from Plutonium Sox who is taking on the Aspire Channel Swim this year. Natalie is a family, travel and lifestyle blogger who is mum to two girls aged 4 and 6. She lives in rural Worcestershire with her husband,

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  5. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Outdoor swimming for the non-swimmer
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Outdoor swimming for the non-swimmer

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Outdoor swimming for the non-swimmer

    If you've not come across the Zoggs Swim Diaries before, it's typically where you'll find guest posts from inspirational people who are taking on a personal challenge. Whether it be learning to swim, working towards a specific goal or doing something extraordinary, every one of us has a story to tell. And that's what we love about the Zoggs Swim Diaries. Let us introduce you to Andi Wheeler...

    A few words about me – My name is Andi Wheeler, I am a 49 years old, size 24 and suffer from several long term health conditions (including Hypermobility, POTS, and Endometriosis among others – most of them contributing to Chronic Pain and Chronic Fat

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  6. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming the Bangla Channel
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming the Bangla Channel

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming the Bangla Channel

    On the 29th of January 2018 Becky Horsbrugh will be the first British person to attempt to swim the Bangla Channel in the Bay of Bengal. It's a 16km (10 mile) sea route from Teknaf to the Saint Martin’s Island, in southern Bangladesh. In this post Becky tells us, in her own words, how it came about and what she's hoping to achieve.

    Around 50 children drown in Bangladesh every single day. Shocking figure isn't it. So many of us take for granted the fact we can swim and were lucky enough to learn at an early stage. But in many countries, for numerous reasons youngsters never get to l

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  7. Ventures into the murky unknown
    Ventures into the murky unknown

    Ventures into the murky unknown

    Having gained 30 medals in her professional swimming career, including Gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, Susie Rodgers needed a challenge. Find out what happened...

    A few months ago, I called time on my competitive swimming career after 6 years and thirty medals topped off with an individual Gold at the Rio Paralympics. After the parties stopped and I had seen all my friends and family, the reality of normal life returned. Everyone else carried on, switched sports, went travelling, but I returned back to work with a thud. I missed that bubble and routine and I have had some dark and lost moments in the past ten months, wondering where

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  8. Zoggs Swim Diaries: A solo swim to France? No, it’s a huge team effort!
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: A solo swim to France? No, it’s a huge team effort!

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: A solo swim to France? No, it’s a huge team effort!

    The time is almost here! As Deborah waits for her channel swim to arrive she shares how she is feeling...

    As I sit here in the middle of the night, wide awake with a mixture of excitement, trepidation and some nerves that are coming and going, mainly from not knowing when I’m going to swim, rather than the swim itself, I’m reflecting on so many things. The main thing that springs to mind is the phrase ‘a solo swim’, when in fact it is far from that. The amount of people who have helped me reach this point would read like an Oscars speech, so I will try not to do a Gwyneth Paltrow, but I would like to thank a few people:

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  9. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming Butterfly (it's all about the flow, or so I'm told)
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming Butterfly (it's all about the flow, or so I'm told)

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Swimming Butterfly (it's all about the flow, or so I'm told)

    What makes Joc #SwimHappy? The friendships, the conversations, escaping the kids and most of all the challenges! This week Joc shares how she challenged herself to conquer the ultimate stroke…Butterfly!

    Jocelyn after her swimming lessonI learnt to swim as an adult. Five years ago I tackled my fear of the water once and for all and started swimming lessons. Not easy, not even fun at times, but very very rewarding. I've found an exercise that is both relaxing, yet taxing; hard work yet n

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  10. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Progress so far...

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Progress so far...

    Now I am quite a few months into my swimming lessons I felt it was a good time to sit down and reflect on my journey so far. There were a lot of ups and downs – but ultimately I feel that I am really getting there!

    Baby steps…

    My first hurdle was getting over my own mental block of actually getting into the water, overcoming my past experiences and fear of drowning. As an adult through talking with my instructor I came to the realisation that although my fear was reasonable, to and extent it was irrational! I swim in a pool where I can touch the bottom with my feet the whole way along, supported by a competitive swimming ins

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