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Review: Urban Plunge exhibition, Roca Gallery, Imperial Wharf, Chelsea

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the beautiful Roca gallery in Imperial Wharf, Chelsea (pictured above) for a talk about reclaiming...
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Chris Romer-Lee talks about new plans for Thames-based urban pools at Victoria Embankment

If you like swimming, you can’t have failed to notice the buzz around urban ‘wild swimming’ at the moment. A few months ago, Gizmodo ran...
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Commonwealth Games: What’s the future of British Swimming? A few thoughts

Watching The Commonwealth Games it’s easy to get carried away that British Swimming is back to its best. Certainly we have seen some great swims...
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Interview: Joe Minihane, Waterlog Reswum

Joe Minihane, journalist and creator of the blog Waterlog Reswum, talks about the inspiration that Roger Deakin’s book, Waterlog, provided for his project “I’ve...
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Waterlog Reswum: Introduction to open water pioneer Roger Deakin

In 1999 nature writer and documentary maker Roger Deakin made history. Although the quintessentially eccentric English gent with his rambling Suffolk home – complete...
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It’s official. Swimming makes you 35% more happy!

A scientific study has confirmed what I’ve known for a long time. Swimming really does make you feel less depressed.  Certainly I can testify...
The proposed King's Cross Swimming Pond, but is it for real?

Is King’s Cross really getting its own swimming pond?

It sounded unlikely when I first read this in The Evening Standard last night, but apparently the developers of Kings Cross have put in...
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Domestic Competition Structure changes – Part 2. What will age changes mean to you?

In his excellent book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell talks about what makes someone in any field more successful than another. The...
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Changes to the domestic competition structure. Why slowing things down isn’t a bad thing

Tomorrow (May 31st, 2014) sees the end of the consultation period for a raft of changes to the way that swimmers compete across Britain....
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Roberto Pavoni and Fran Halsall model Team England’s Commonwealth Games kit

In a break from the traditional bright red, Arena has unveiled a tastefully coloured back, grey and maroon swimsuit for Team England’s Commonwealth Games...