The CPR mannequin. This boy took a lot of rescuing during the course, hence all the mouth wipes

How and why I became a qualified lifeguard

Thanks to Aquaterra I am now a fully qualified lifeguard. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for several years now, but never got...
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Masters of our destiny

Last week Masters swimmer Joe Twyman wrote a great piece for The Guardian about Masters Swimming. But is it all about ‘managing decline’ and...
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Review: Swim Britain, London Fields Lido

One thing that probably puts people off swimming more than anything else is the thought of ploughing up and down a lane  in an...
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Mark Foster joins Goggleblog for Swim Britain at London Fields

Looking forward to hooking up with Mark Foster at London Fields Lido for the British Gas Swim Britain event a week on Sunday (September...
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Swimming World Champs. What went wrong for the Brits in Barca?

Athletics, sailing, cycling – you name it at London 2012 we won it. Since then, there have been several success stories too with victories...
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Review: Vorgee Missile goggles (£20 approx)

Vorgee is probably a brand you’ve never heard of. That’s because it is relatively new. Founded in Australia in 2005, the family owned  firm...
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Sean Conway talks about his Land’s End John O’Groats swim

On June 30th adventurer Sean Conway will set off on a swim that has never before been tried. He will attempt to swim the...
Kids learning life saving skills seems a rarity these days. Picture courtesy of Westholme School where the kids are taught life saving.

Shocking: over 50% kids unable to swim a length when they leave primary school

There was a time when every school kid, it seems, not only learned to swim, but also carried out basic life saving. Talk to...
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Interview: Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Goodhew talks about Swimathon 2013

Duncan Goodhew became a household name when he won Olympic Gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, swimming 100m breaststroke. Famous for his bald head...
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Becky Adlington retires to focus on encouraging children to swim

Yesterday when it was announced that her coach Bill Furniss is to take up the head coach role at British Swimming I had hoped...