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  1. HELPING LEVEL WATER SUPPORT CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS
    HELPING LEVEL WATER SUPPORT CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS

    HELPING LEVEL WATER SUPPORT CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS

    This Christmas, Zoggs is donating 500 pairs of goggles to children with disabilities. We are supporting the national swimming charity Level Water who arrange 20,000 one-to-one swimming lessons each year for children with disabilities. As some children around the country return to

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  2. Swimathon Q&A with Marie Curie Ambassador and Team GB swimmer: Ellie Faulkner
    Swimathon Q&A with Marie Curie Ambassador and Team GB swimmer: Ellie Faulkner

    Swimathon Q&A with Marie Curie Ambassador and Team GB swimmer: Ellie Faulkner

    Swimathon, the world’s largest fundraising swim, returns to swimming pools across the UK on 7-9 April 2017 with Zoggs as the Official Swim Brand Partner.

    Ellie Faulkner standing next to a p

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  3. This is your lane. Your Challenge. Your Swimathon!
    This is your lane. Your Challenge. Your Swimathon!

    This is your lane. Your Challenge. Your Swimathon!

    Take your marks... Swimathon is back in 2017 for the 30th year running! This is your lane, your challenge, your chance to raise money for Marie Curie. Marie Curie are Swimathon’s Charity Partner, they help people living with any terminal illness, and their families. As the world's biggest fundraising swimming event, you can jump in the pool and make a difference for Marie Curie at over 600 pools.

    Which challenge will you choose?

    Whether it's as a team or going it solo, there's a range of Swimathon challenge distances so that there's always a right one for you.Swimathon Image, Girl looking down her lane while adjusting her goggles

    Individual 1.5k - A great challenge for novice swimmers, or those that prefer to push their speed on shorter distances.

    Individual 2.5k - The perfect challenge for the intermediate swimmer who trains regularly. A way to push your boundaries and give yourself a goal to commit to training for.

    Individual 5k - This is the ultimate Swimathon challenge, to complete the 5k distance takes dedication, commitment and a good training programme.

    Team 1.5k - Take on 60 lengths of a 25m pool in a relay with your friends, your family or your colleagues. Split it as you like, shorter distances for the novice or longer for the kids.

    Woman preparing to swim the Swimathon Challenge

    Team 5k - Make up a team of 2 to 5 swimmers to tackle the ultimate Swimathon distance. Split it evenly between you or break down the distances according to your abilities and get everyone involved!

    SimplySwim - Whether it’s one of our set distances or a number of lengths somewhere between, SimplySwim lets you choose the distance, the time and the venue that suits you best to get involved with Swimathon and raise money.

    Whichever distance you choose, you'll be

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  4. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim in 25 hrs 56 mins
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim in 25 hrs 56 mins

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim in 25 hrs 56 mins

    After months of training and planning, Scott Dawson has completed his non-stop 65 mile swim around the Isle of Wight for charity. Here's what Scott had to say after the event...

    How do you describe the best week of your life?

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  5. Zoggs Joins #TeamBetter to Swim 31 Miles in 31 Pools for Sport Relief
    Zoggs Joins #TeamBetter to Swim 31 Miles in 31 Pools for Sport Relief

    Zoggs Joins #TeamBetter to Swim 31 Miles in 31 Pools for Sport Relief

    Sport Relief is back, with thousands of Brits already signed up to swim, cycle, run or walk at fantastic events across the UK from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016 in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games. If you're thinking of getting involved then you can find an event near you here.Swimming-Image-570x340

    This year, our friends at GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) have put together a team of 13 of their staff and partners to swim an incredible 31 miles in 6 days across 31 of their swimming pools. The team includes two members of the Zoggs team who will be sure to share their journey with you. Claire Rowland (UK Retail Key Account Manager) and Ben Hornett (International Marketing Manager) will be swimming all 31 miles across the 31 pools as part of the GLL Better Team!

    The tour will start in London on 25th February and the team will be travelling across the UK by plane, bus and tube to reach their 31 swimming locations. Their days will consist of swimming 4-6 miles each day with up to 8 hours of travelling daily between each of the 31 swimming pools - a whopping schedule of up to 12 hours per day! Nonetheless, the team are all kitted out with their Zoggs gear and raring to go!

     

    11150626_952747658110809_747386301514731575_n Zoggs UK Retail Sales Manager, Claire Rowland at Swimathon 2015 - London Aquatics Centre

     

    On their first day the team will be covering 4 mile long swims across 4 London swimming pools before flying over to Belfast for their final plunge of the day. On day 2 they will be travelling from Belfast to Carlisle and will be greeted by their new home for the next 3 days - a tour bus! They will begin working their way down south to finish off the day with a late night swim in Manchester. On day 3 the team will continue their route down south towards Rugby, where the first of the day's 5 swims will take place. Day 4 the team will head south west for another 5 swims before making their way back towards london on day 5. On day 6 the GLL Better Team will be ending their tour back in London, with their final swim taking place in the iconic London Aquatics Centre.

    Why not keep an eye out for the GLL Better Team at your local pool and cheer them on! You can view their full schedule with times and locations here.

    Ben and Claire will be posting updates on their challenge in the Zoggs Swim Diaries so be sure to keep an eye out for more news on this incredible event.

    Sport Relief is a fantastic cause, helping vulnerable people in the world's poorest countries and here in the UK too. We want to wish the best of luck to the whole of the GLL Better Team! You can boost their motivation during this gruelling 6 day challenge by sponsoring them here. Go #TeamBetter!

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  6. Top Tips to Complete the 12 Week Aspire Channel Swim
    Top Tips to Complete the 12 Week Aspire Channel Swim

    Top Tips to Complete the 12 Week Aspire Channel Swim

    These training tips for the Aspire Channel Swim are provided by our Learn to Swim ambassador.

    1) Location – Make sure to check out your pool’s opening hours and times of aqua classes to see when is best for you to swim.

    2) Preparation and

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