open water swimming

  1. Overcome Panic
    Overcome Panic

    Overcome Panic

    How to overcome panic when swimming?

    By Keri-anne Payne

    A question I get asked a lot. There are many things that might make a person panic in the open water like the animals or the weeds.

    So what do you do if you find yourself in a panic?

    Well the easy hack is at the bottom of this blog BUT I would highly recommend reading the whole thing!

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  2. Escape from Alcatraz
    Escape from Alcatraz

    Escape from Alcatraz

    My Escape from Alcatraz Swim Review

    By Annie Bean

    When you think of a triathlon that has an equally epic and challenging swim, the first one that springs to mind will be Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. A California race that has a 1.5-mile swim back from Alcatraz island in the San Francisco Bay, back to shore.

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  3. swim with pride
    swim with pride

    swim with pride

    Swimming with Pride: My Story

    By Stacey Moore

    I have always been an active person.  I used to run as a teenager and I was always on my bike.  I played rugby for most of my adult life but knew I couldn't continue with that as I got older. I needed another sport and so I decided that, as I am a runner and cyclist (self-labelled), triathlons were the perfect transition.

    But what about the swim?

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  4. Wild Open Water
    Wild Open Water

    Wild Open Water

    What Is Wild?

    Wild is a FREE community of people that love nature, exploration and getting out into our natural world through the open water.

    The Wild app is bursting with features. Where do we start?

    Where can I find swim spots?

    Search the app for swim spots in any destination. You can find rivers, coastal or lake

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  5. World Oceans Day
    World Oceans Day

    World Oceans Day

    World Oceans Day

    22 million kg of plastics enters our oceans every day.

    It’s a pretty scary figure when you think of the amount of plastic that is. Now, many people may not realise how important the ocean is not only for our livelihood but also for the planet. The ocean creates life for millions of sea creatures as well as providing oxygen for every breath we take.

    World Oceans Day, marked on the 8

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  6. Mad Hatter Sports Events
    Mad Hatter Sports Events

    Mad Hatter Sports Events

    Mad Hatter Sports Events

    We caught up with Co-founder and Co-owner of Mad Hatter Sports Events, John Yalland to talk about their upcoming events this year and how the organization first came about.

     

    How did Mad Hatter Sports Events come about?

    “There was three of us in Mad Hatter myself, another chap called John and a chap called Martin. T

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  7. Mad Hatter from Mad Hatter
    Mad Hatter from Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter from Mad Hatter

    Meet the Mad Hatter from Mad Hatter Sports

    For this week’s blog, we were joined by the incredible John Yelland to talk about his personal connection with Triathlon and swimming and how he went from an OK athlete to Co-founder and Co-owner of Mad Hatter Sports Events.

    Why do you swim?

    “So there's a couple of answers to that. I think the first one is to train. So I typically swi

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  8. Predator Goggle Review
    Predator Goggle Review

    Predator Goggle Review

    Annie Brooks’ Zoggs Predator Review

     

    What is the one thing that can make swimming difficult? Not getting the right goggles!

    They always say if you don’t realise you’re wearing goggles then chances are, they are the perfect set for your swim. The last thing you want is the wrong kind of goggles for your swim, and luckily now we have such a selection from Zoggs, there is quite

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  9. Pool Swimming Vs Open Water
    Pool Swimming Vs Open Water

    Pool Swimming Vs Open Water

    Pool Swimming Vs Open Water Swimming. What are the differences? By Adam Walker

    Water temperature

    In open water it can vary depending on what month you swim, country and body of water. For instance, throughout the UK in the sea, on average the temperature will not go beyond 18 degrees centigrade in the season with the hottest months typically August and early September.

    In a lake

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  10. STA Swim Teacher Myth Busting
    STA Swim Teacher Myth Busting

    STA Swim Teacher Myth Busting

    Myth Busting: how long should you stay in the water when starting open water swimming?

     Meet Steve, an open water swim coach and STA Coach. In this blog, Steve is going to be taking you through his safety tips for Cold Water Swimming and debunking some myths you may have heard.

    We are all different, male and female, and have a varying tolerance to the cold.  It is widely recognised that women are more suited to cold water

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