2015-05-14 11.07.25

King’s Cross Pond Club opens today – £3.50 for early swimmers

King’s Cross Pond Club opens to the public today and business today has, as you might expect, been steady though they haven’t been swamped...
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Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) supports Dementia Awareness Week #DoSomethingNew

It’s Dementia Awareness Week this week (17th-23rd May) and the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) is supporting the initiative with its Dementia Friendly Swimming Project....
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Thames Baths takes step closer to reality – reaches Kickstarter target #BacktheBaths

To be honest, at one point – rather depressingly – I didn’t think The Thames Baths lido was going to hit its Kickstarter target. Then came...
2015-05-14 09.58.17

Review: We take a swim in London’s latest outdoor pool, the King’s Cross Pond

Above: King’s Cross Pond which was unveiled to the press today First of all an apology. When I first wrote about the Kings Cross...
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Review: Olympic Journey – Born Winners, starring Adam Peaty

One of the most interesting debates in sport is whether ‘winners’ are born or made. It’s a subject that I find absolutely fascinating and...
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Meet Swumanoid! Could swimming robots help improve your technique?

This YouTube video’s a couple of years old now, but I’ve just seen it on SwimSwam. It’s from the Nakashima Laboratory at the Tokyo...
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Adam Peaty leads the charge in 30 strong British team for FINA World Champs

Breaststroke World Record breaker Adam Peaty leads a 30-strong British Swimming team at this summer’s FINA World Championships in Kazan. Other members of the...
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Thames Baths lido project goes live on Kickstarter today

Just imagine how great it would be to swim safely on The River Thames all year round. That’s the vision behind the Thames Baths...
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What has happened to Michael Jamieson’s form? Can he make it back to his best for Rio?

It looked for a while that Michael Jamieson (pictured above) was going to become the next biggest star in swimming. A household name like former...
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Adam Peaty broke a World Record last week in the Breaststroke. But you probably missed it! #BSC15

Or why British Swimming needs to stop making excuses and embrace social media. And pronto. At the weekend, I took the family to watch...