Zoggs Swim Diaries

  1. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 1 of the Sport Relief 2016 #TeamBetter Challenge
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 1 of the Sport Relief 2016 #TeamBetter Challenge

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Day 1 of the Sport Relief 2016 #TeamBetter Challenge

    Day One of the Team Better Sport Relief Challenge is finally over. The day saw Zoggs' Ben and Claire swim five miles with Team Better at five different pools across the UK. They travelled by foot, train and plane and took a few moments out to tell us how they're feeling after day one...

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    First we hear from Ben:

    Day 1, 5 miles done!

    Aching shoulders, extremely tired and having lots of fun raising money for Sport Relief!

    We have now completed

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  2. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Preparing for the #TeamBetter Challenge - 31 Miles in 31 Pools
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Preparing for the #TeamBetter Challenge - 31 Miles in 31 Pools

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Preparing for the #TeamBetter Challenge - 31 Miles in 31 Pools

    On 25th February #TeamBetter will be beginning their incredible challenge to IMG-20160224-WA0002swim 31 miles in 31 pools in just 6 days for Sport Relief. Our friends at GLL have put together a team consisting of their staff and partners, including two members of the Zoggs team, Ben and Claire. Ben Hornett shares his story with you as he prepares to take on this fantastic challenge.

    I have been looking for a challenge to stretch myself, and I wanted to do my bit for Sport Relief – w

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  3. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim

    Scott Dawson shares his story on the lead up to his non-stop swim around the Isle of Wight

     

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    In August 2016, I will be attempting to swim around the Isle of Wight non-stop and un-aided, a distance of approximately 60 miles to raise money for charity. Before that can happen, I need

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  4. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Jane's Aspire Channel Swim
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Jane's Aspire Channel Swim

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Jane's Aspire Channel Swim

     Jane Hatwell shares her story on completing the Aspire Channel Swim in 22 days (that’s one mile a day!) whilst battling Ulcerative Colitis.

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: I'm 44 years of age and am battling Ulcerative Colitis/Crohns (a form of inflammatory bowel disease). I was originally diagnosed in 2008 after a severe relapse. However by 2010 life resumed to a fairly normal way of living until September 2014. I began to feel unwell and was having to live on medication to get to work! By Christmas I was hospitalised and have been struggling ever since. I have been in relapse for a year now.

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  5. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Becoming a Triathlete
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Becoming a Triathlete

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Becoming a Triathlete

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    This year I have had the pleasure to be involved with TEAM TFN: TFN Triathlon club’s development team. After my initial assessments my coach Emil Bobok provided me the challenge of converting myself from a middle aged chap who dabbles in the three sports and occasionally signs up for a Tri event, into a proper amateur Triathlete… a challenge indeed I hear you say!

    After a stressful house move in the first quarter of the year and a significant lifestyle shift domestically, I have now settled down into a progressive routine of correct and ordered training which has see

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  6. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Beginners Butterfly
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Beginners Butterfly

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Beginners Butterfly

    Butterfly Zoggs Swim DiaryWe had an exhausting but exhilarating swimming class this week learning butterfly. It’s not a stroke we touch upon too frequently, and ordinarily it’s just a small element of a class, but this week, it was all about the fly. At the beginning of the class I was a little bit nervous, but excited too. It’s one of those strokes that is scary but fun at the same time. When done correctly it looks amazing, almost like the swimmer is flying through the water, probably where it got its name!

    The class was very tiring, butterfly is an aerobic stroke and also not one that we were used to swimming, so it did feel like a harder class than usual. We di

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  7. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills

    This week is Drowning Prevention Week 2015; at swimming pools across the country, lessons this week are focusing on survival skills. So, I rocked up at my swimming lesson yesterday in some fairly thick joggers (I was feeling pretty brave) and a t-shirt over my swimming costume.

    We leapt straight into learning how to enter the water without getting your head wet or sinking too deep – ideal if you have to enter water for any reason but can’t see what’s lurking below the surface – think shopping trolleys, sharp m

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  8. Zoggs Swim Diaries: From my local pool to open water 10k
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: From my local pool to open water 10k

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: From my local pool to open water 10k

    Zoggs International Marketing Manager Ben Hornett shares his journey from swimming once or twice a week in his local pool to taking part in the Jubilee 10k!

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    Swimming isn’t everything to me, but when I do swim it makes me feel great. Swimming before work sets me up for the day like no other sport can. For sure, I don’t have the best technique in the lane, and I certainly don

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  9. Zoggs Swim Diaries: From non swimming mum to completing my first swimathon
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: From non swimming mum to completing my first swimathon

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: From non swimming mum to completing my first swimathon

    Zoggs eCommerce & Digital Marketing Manager, and mum of three Jocelyn Kirby shares her journey from non-swimmer to successfully completing her first swimathon.

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    As a child I didn’t have swimming lessons. I was happy to jump in and play around and could do an odd doggy paddle-crawl hybrid stroke to get myself back to the side of the pool again, which at the time, seemed t

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