Keri Anne Payne leads our 'wave'. Needless to say, I was much further back where I remained during the race

Take care while swimming – it’s the #hottestdayoftheyear. And observe pool etiquette too!

Today is the hottest day of the year (as if you didn’t need reminding). In fact it’s the hottest day for several years –...
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Is swimming really on the decline? And if so how can we tackle the problem?

Chris Price reports on the latest survey from Sport England which shows that despite remaining the number one participation sport in the UK, swimming...
Virgin Trains, official train partner to the Great North Swim, has launched an innovative swim cap for bearded men – the Beard Cap - which will be trialled with customers competing at the Great North Swim, Lake Windermere, June 12 – 14, 2015. Responding to debates on swimming forums about big beards causing drag, Virgin Trains commissioned its own research which revealed that over one in ten men (12 per cent) connected their beard to slower swim times, and nearly a quarter of men feel their beards hinder their sports performance. For swimmers, spectators and supporters planning a weekend away to the Lakes during the Great North Swim, there are exclusive discounts of up to 50%  across Virgin Trains First and Standard Advance Fares. To find out more information and buy tickets to travel to The Great North Swim visit http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/nova/

Virgin Trains announces ‘Beard Cap’ to promote Great North Swim

A beard cap. Am I hearing you right? A swimming cap that covers your beard. I’ve heard about some crazy inventions in my time...
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...