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Swimming Caps are NOT designed to keep your hair dry?!

Swimming Caps are NOT designed to keep your hair dry?!

It’s a big misconception that caps are designed to keep your hair dry. Though some caps do successfully keep your hair dry, it’s an added bonus as ...
Laws of the Lane

Laws of the Lane

All competitive swimmers are aware of the code to follow whilst swimming. This code is as good as law when it comes to lane etiquette, keeping the...
Simply Swim & The Henley Mile 2018

Simply Swim & The Henley Mile 2018

If you're a long time reader of the Simply Swim blog then you may remember that for the last few years we have teamed up with Henley Swim to offer ...
Stephen Simply Swims

Stephen Simply Swims

  If nothing else, I am trier. I am a Try Athlete who loves trying new sports and activities and who tries not to let my lack of ability or skill ...
5 Reasons Why You Should Try Competitive Swimming

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Competitive Swimming

  You already love swimming, so you don’t need to be reminded about the huge benefits of the water sport. However, if you’re a keen swimmer and ar...
How To Smash Your First Time In The Fast Lane

How To Smash Your First Time In The Fast Lane

  Starting out with lane swimming is intimidating to say the least, but when you’re ready to start training in the faster pace lanes the intensi...
How To Prepare For Your First Swimming Race

How To Prepare For Your First Swimming Race

You’ve committed to the early mornings. The late nights. Missed out on social events and have pushed your body further than before. Now it’s just a...
Life After the Rio Paralympics

Life After the Rio Paralympics

Life After the Rio 2016 Paralympics by Paralympian Claire Cashmore When I touched the wall in my final race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, I k...

Greatest Moments in the Paralympics

  With the Rio Paralympics now in full swing, let's take a look at some of the greatest moments in recent Paralympic history... Rim Ju Song Rim ...

Paralympic Swimming Classifications

To ensure that the competition in the Paralympic games are fair, the events are categorised into various classifications. We're going to break th...

Greatest Moments in Olympic Swimming

Swimming is one of the main staples of the Olympic Games, having started in 1896 it has since become one of the most popular sporting events. To ...

Road to Rio Diary: Claire Cashmore Paralympic Swimming Medallist

With less than 50 days to go before the Rio games, I thought I would give you a quick update. It feels like only yesterday I looked at the countdow...
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