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Swimming Lane Rage

The Problem I am pretty sure I am not alone in getting irritated when trying to swim lengths in the "swimming lane" to encounter slow swimmers. I ...

What Is FINA?

There are all these regulations and costumes saying FINA approved, but what is FINA? FINA is the international governing body of swimming, water po...

Why Swimming is Good for You

We all know that swimming is great exercise for us and beneficial for our health, but why? Here we have 12 reasons why swimming is good for you… 1...

Swimming in unheated pools

Whilst recently on holiday in Southern France the campsite we were staying at had a fun pool complex plus an unheated pool. The unheated pool was a...

Wild swimming gains popularity in the UK

A hundred years ago, swimming in natural waters and lidos was all the rage, with outdoor swimming clubs with enthusiastic members to be found all o...

Finswimming: full speed ahead

fFinswimming is an individual sport where the swimmer uses core muscle strength and straight legs to snake through the water, with the help of a la...

The Polar Bear Swim

It's been discovered in a recent study that a magnificent polar bear swam a gruelling 426 miles (687km) continuously for nine days after what is th...

Swim Away The Calories In Time For Party Season

As we know, swimming is one of the best forms of exercise, whether you are a novice or an expert. But, did you know how many calories your could bu...

Wave Machines

One of the very earliest wave machines that I know of was installed in a pool in Kilmarnock in Scotland, just after the first world war, this was a...

Swimming in the River Aare

With temperatures reaching 35 degrees in the shade in the Swiss capital of Berne, there's no wonder people living there flock to the River Aare for...

Singapore Skyscraper Rooftop Pool

When there's no room to build a pool outside a hotel, we know that they tend to build them on the rooftop... But this masterpiece in Singapore is d...

How cool? The Largest Pool in the World...

In January, not long after it's opening, this 1,013 yard long swimming pool was named the biggest in the world in the Guinness Book of Records. So ...
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