After just a few short months of wild swimming my confidence has built to the extent that yesterday I felt comfortable taking part in my first ever swim in a slightly more exotic location. I think of this as my first ever expedition swim and it was a fantastic experience. Read on to find out [...]
This week, we take a look back at some essential triathlon training tips from the past. In this video, Olympian and 2011 ITU World Champion Helen Jenkins helps you out with some tips on swim exit and transition. Not quite sure when to switch from swimming to high kneeing it out of the water? Do [...]
The Double Dart is not too full for the time of year and her depths are clear and amber, although there is still a suspiciously chilly-looking greenish-blue tinge around the rapids. We have two temperature takers who say 9°c and 8°c, but it feels colder than that to my stunned body which attempts to shrink [...]
This morning some of the Devon and Cornwall Wild Swimmers got together at Wembury beach in Plymouth for some very wild swimming. Michelle had organised it as it was her birthday and she turned up with some delicious food for everyone. We pitched up at the beach at 11am and started to gather in the car [...]
This is an interesting swimming tip that I’m going to try the next time that I am at the pool. Click on the link at the bottom to be taken to the full article, containing much more explanation. Begin with the arm outstretched directly in front of the same shoulder. Rather than dropping the entire [...]
For those of you that aren’t adverse to jumping in a sea, river or lake then this song is lovely to listen to. I give you “Swimming Song” by Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
It has been so cold that I have not had anything to say about cold water acclimatisation in the last few weeks. I have swum each Friday in Plymouth Sound despite the weather, although on one occasion it was only for a few minutes as the rivers were high, the tide was up, and the sewage level was unknown. [...]
This is a film about Brit Dave Cornthwaite and his quest to swim 1000 miles down the Lower Missouri, while attempting to raise £1 million for breast cancer awareness. It is a lovely video and well worth watching right through to the end where Dave says something that is well worth hearing.
Eeeek, it’s cold! Welcome to the third entry in my cold water acclimatisation diary. You can find the previous entry here, and the start of the series here. This is my third wetsuited dip in an effort to start feeling more comfortable while wild swimming, as much emotionally as physically. Today was a bit unexpected, read [...]