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Wild Swimming Brothers - Navigating the mass start

The mass start is something the Wild Swimming Brothers have struggled with various times at the start of a race. The start can be very difficult, and off putting, as it’s not something you can really prepare for when training.

Wild Swimming Brothers - Tip you need to consider when buying a wetsuit

The Wild Swimming Brothers, ambassadors for this year’s Open Water Swimathon know a lot when it comes to wetsuits! They're keen advocates for open water swimming, and have swum in rivers, tarns and lakes across the world.

Wild Swimming Brothers - How do you take your training from the pool to open water?

The biggest thing when you’re just getting used to open water is to not rush and not go too far out of your depth quickly. Wherever you’re swimming, in a lake, in a river or in the sea you can always swim close to the shore rather than going out in a straight line. Middle Brother Calum and Younger Brother Jack, ambassadors for this year’s Open Water Swimathon have recorded some videos full of tips and advice ahead of the big day.

Wild Swimming Brothers - What to eat before an event

Middle Brother Calum and Younger Brother Jack, ambassadors for this year’s Open Water Swimathon have recorded some videos full of tips and advice ahead of the big day. The Wild Swimming Brothers are keen advocates for open water swimming, and have swum in rivers, tarns and lakes across the world.

We're delighted to partner with Hire A Wetsuit

We’re delighted to partner with Hire A Wetsuit, UK’s premium wetsuit hire company. Hireawetsuit have been providing open water wetsuits to organised events for a number of years, while also providing our range of products and services direct to consumers.

Duncan Goodhew supports School Swimathon 2018

Swimathon president and Olympic god medallist, Duncan Goodhew went to visit two schools that have been strong advocates for School Swimathon this year; Henry Cavendish Primary School in Balham and Engayne Primary School in Upminster. At both schools, Duncan led an inspirational assembly followed by a fun swimming session.

Ask the Lifeguard: Addressing the barriers to swimming

Laura Winter went down to the London Aquatics Centre to ask the lifeguard everything you might need to know when you go to your local swimming pool. Our aim is to break down those barriers and encourage more people to swim and take on the Swimathon 2018 challenge!

Guest Blogger Lorraine Lewis: Overcoming my fear of swimming

It’s not easy being an adult non–swimmer. People automatically assume as an adult you should know how to swim. You want to learn to swim but you feel stupid and too embarrassed to actually go and learn. That is me, the person who has always wanted to learn but felt too stupid and embarrassed to go.

Guest Blogger Tamsin Smith: 8 tips to improve your body confidence

Body image and self-esteem can be distorted by many factors, including our moods and emotions, early experiences, our parents' attitudes and impressions that we get from the media. So, what can you do about this? How can you improve your body confidence, so that the walk from the changing room to the poolside doesn't strike fear into your heart?

Guest Blogger Cadi Lambert: International Women's Day

Being a part of Swimathon has given me the same feeling that I had in Cuba last year. Swimming is one of the few sports with a higher percentage of female participants than male. When I head to the pool it is fantastic to see women of all shapes, sizes and abilities taking part.

Delighted to announce the winners for our Ultimate Swimming Competition

We are delighted to announce the winners for our Ultimate Swimming Competition! We had some fantastic prizes to give away including a 1 week holiday for 2 on the Caribbean island of Nevis and £250 Zoggs vouchers.

Guest Blogger Wanda Stockdale: It's never too late to learn how to swim

Learning to swim, can be a daunting prospect. The first piece of advice I would offer is, tell those you know of your plan to learn to swim. You may find yourself receiving questioning responses and raised eyebrows, as I did. You are never "too old" to learn to swim, swimming lessons are not the preserve of children. Supportive friends and family will prove invaluable on your journey.

The 2018 Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme has opened

The 2018 Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme opened on Friday 2 February and is inviting applications from groups and individuals who aim to provide and promote swimming in their local community.

Win a weeks holiday on Nevis in the Caribbean

We're excited to announce that all Swimathon 2018 participants that register before the 5th March will be entered into the Ultimate Swimming Competition. Enter now to be in the prize draw to win some amazing prizes, including a weeks holiday on Nevis, Zoggs vouchers and more!

Guest Blogger Stephen Morrison: Barriers to swimming

Swimathon ambassador, Stephen Morrison discusses a few of the barriers that exist that make swimming an activity that we fear. Since signing up for Swimathon 2018, Stephen has managed to build confidence in the water and says it's been the best thing he's ever done, not just for his wellbeing, but for his family too.