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It might seem a slightly odd thing to write about in the depths of winter, but have you ever wondered what happens during the winter months at the event companies who organise all those summer swims? Take a look around you the next time you go to an organised event – absolutely everything you see […]
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We love all types of swimming here at Simply Swim, but we want to know about you! Where’s your favourite place to swim? In an indoor pool such as a leisure centre? Or an outdoor pool? Or maybe you prefer more natural waters? Leave your vote in the poll below, we’d love to know your […]
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On the 19th May 2015, 26 days into a 30 day Kickstarter campaign, a new outdoor swimming initiative in London reached its £125,000 crowd-funded target. The final Kickstarter total was over an amazing £142,000. The project in question was the Thames Baths Lido. Here’s the key info to know; The Thames Baths will be a […]
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With the open water season well under way it’s time to look at the sort of work you will be doing when in the big blue. Many swimmers and triathletes will focus on completing long slow swims when swimming in the open water and this blog is going to look at how you can be […]
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So at last the open water swimming season is upon us, for many of you the arrival of the OW season could not have come soon enough as it is an opportunity to leave the monotony of the pool and venture into the great outdoors! My blog this week is going to be looking at […]
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Here at Simply Swim we love writing about our favourite things in the swimming world. From triathlon, to leisure swimming to first swimmers, you can find articles about all of it here on our blog. That got us to thinking, what are our favourite posts? What has seemed to be really popular with our readers? […]
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Open water swimming has grown in popularity in recent years. For novices to the sport, it can be an exhilarating experience to become immersed outside of a swimming pool environment. Remember that training is the key to any endurance event and, when it comes to open water racing, careful preparation should never be far from […]
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This blog is courtesy of Tony MacGuiness – Owner of Neurotech swimming who is also mentor to head coach and owner of The Swim Guru Richard Watts In a report to the Bio-mechanics and Medicine in Swimming VII (pp. 201-207) by Mujika, I., Busson, T., Geyssant, A., & Chatard, J. C. (1996) – Training content […]
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With the final video in our ‘Learn to Swim’ series we have point turning and sight in open water. As with our previous blog posts, the video is available above or for those that prefer to read the information or cannot listen to the video then we have a full transcript of the video below. […]
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Continuing with our ‘Learn to Swim’ series, we have another installment for you. If you’re new to open water swimming or triathlons then watch this video before going for your first training session to get Richard’s top tips for first time open water swimmers. You can either watch the video, or we have included a […]
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