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  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 rather than just once!

    Our team consisted of myself Mel Berry and my co-founder at Her Spirit, Holly Woodford and our love of adventure and getting our first 2020 medal! With so many events being cancelled due to COVID this was our first event and so didn’t take much persuading to take part over the August bank holiday. But what happened to the sunshine?

     

    Due to the weather and water temperature being under 16 degrees…. We opted to swim in our wetsuits but tucked under them were our trusty Wonder Woman and Batman suits! and of course our Zoggs/Her Spirit swim caps under our gold event caps. Today’s goggle choice was Predator’s for Holly and Fusion Air for myself.

     

    They say preparation is everything …. Haha I think we failed at first base on that due to COVID19 and Benjamin Franklin said “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail” but this event is not about being the fastest but more the ability to enjoy going up and down the Thames by foot and water four times.

    Challenging yourself is something we both love and having never done this event or anything like this format, it was a great challenge to take on. Coupled with the fact that we needed to take everything with us, we needed to get a new tow float, that could carry our food, drink, shoes and trusty GoPro to capture the event as well as our car key! I was only slightly worried I would lose the key! I am not sure how I would explain that one to the garage!

    Ready to rumble at 9am we set of for mile 1…and down the steps we went into The Thames…. Follow the yellow buoys and multi coloured tow floats till the beach they said! How hard can it be…

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  2. Marathon Swims, Swimming's Ultimate Challenge
    Marathon Swims, Swimming's Ultimate Challenge

    Marathon Swims, Swimming's Ultimate Challenge

    Every sport has its “Everest”; an iconic distance that is aspirational, challenging and just the right side of achievable. A challenge that you just have to do – “Just because it’s there”. Running has its 26.2 mile marathon, triathlon has its 140 mile Ironman, cycling has its 100

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  3. 10 Triathlons to Tri this Season
    10 Triathlons to Tri this Season

    10 Triathlons to Tri this Season

    With Triathlons happening all over the UK throughout the season it can sometimes be a struggle to decide which to choose. We have chosen 10 races worth a tri...

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    • Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon (3rd-4th June) – Blenheim Palace is often considered the race to kick start the Triathlon season, the swim, bike and run takes place around the grounds of Blenheim palace. Swimming, cycling and running through the unique and picturesque scenery, you will be taking part in the second largest Triathlon in the UK. Not ready for a full length triathlon? Blenheim palaces offers two race lengths, Super Sprint and Sprint, so whatever your ability there are no excuses.
    • Woburn Abbey Triathlon (9th-10th September) - This is one the whole family can be part of! With a range of distances from a Scootathlon (4-8 years) or Junior Triathlon (9-16 years), to SuperSprint, Sprint and Olympic distance, there is a distance for everyone. In its 9th year Woburn Abbey Tri offers stunning scenery with views of The Abbey and the deer park throughout the course. If you’re looking for a really fun family experience, whether you are competing or a spectator, this is the perfect triathlon for you!
    • Lidl BananaMan Triathlon (8th July) – This is a triathlon with a twist! With a banana theme, whether you are a beginner taking on the ‘Banana Split’ or looking to complete the ‘Whole Banana’ there is a race for any age and ability. There are even extra points for anyone that wears yellow on the day! So get your swim cap,
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  4. 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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  5. Zoggs FREE Oceans of Fun Days!
    Zoggs FREE Oceans of Fun Days!

    Zoggs FREE Oceans of Fun Days!

    Have you had a Christmas indoors? Are you looking to get out and get your kids trying something new this New Year? Well our FREE Oceans of Fun events are back and could be coming to a Leisure Centre near you. We are continuing to share our love of the water and show kids

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  6. Zoggs Oceans of Fun Days
    Zoggs Oceans of Fun Days

    Zoggs Oceans of Fun Days

    In an effort to get even more children adopting a healthy lifestyle and involved in water based sports, we are delighted to announce that our hugely popular Zoggs Oceans of Fun days will continue throughout 2015 and on into 2016.

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