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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...
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Interview: Para swimming’s Chris Furber talks Eindhoven and Rio 2016

Formerly head of British Para Cycling, where he ensured the team took top spot at both the Beijing and London Olympics, Chris Furber joined...