PCS Seminar – Dr Karen Throsby

Sep 8th, 2015 | By

Dr Karen Throsby is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds.

View video of the PCS Seminar, held at the University of Bath, entitled ‘Making it count: Marathon swimming, quantification and the problem of “realness” (45m 30s)


Energy plan pays dividends for Emily Clarke

Aug 10th, 2015 | By

A late challenge from Emily Clarke saw the Poole swimmer and EDOWSC member power her way to the wall to touch first in 9:02.87 and take gold in the 18yrs+ 800m Freestyle at the British Summer Championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield, knocking 10 seconds off her PB.

Top lifesaving tips for open water swimming with Ash Jones

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By

The ASA and RNLI are urging parents to take more responsibility for their children in open water and concerned that the message of the added dangers and difficulties of beach swimming are misunderstood by both parents and kids.

Triathlon Tip – Open Water Swim Warmup

Jun 24th, 2015 | By

Triathlon Ireland Coach, Lynne Algar talks you through warming up for an open water swim or race along with pre-race acclimatization and start line positioning.

How to Sight when Open Water Swimming with Cassie Patten

Jun 16th, 2015 | By

Former 10km open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist, Cassie Patten gives advice to three women signed up to do the 2 mile race at the Great North Swim on how to sight when open water swimming so they can swim more efficiently in a straight line.

FWAC 2014 Presentation by Colin Hill

Apr 19th, 2015 | By

The Official Fina World Aquatics Convention 2014 Conference Programme was held in Doha 2014 before the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Video featuring Colin Hill’s presentation on open water swimming (12m 27s)

Henley Swim – The Henley Mile 2015

Apr 13th, 2015 | By

On Sunday 12 July 2015, The Henley Mile returns to the River Thames.

The Henley Mile is a straight line downstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta boomed course.

From desert to Antarctica – a swimmer’s journey and lessons learned

Mar 30th, 2015 | By

Lifeguards, walls on which to rest, lane ropes and a shallow bottom on which to walk. It’s the absence of these and more….not to mention the immutable superiority of nature that makes open water swimming not only challenging but also dangerous. But Bhakti Sharma, has taken to it like a duck to water and her idea is to inpire others with her experiences.

FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup 2015 Patagones-Viedma

Mar 7th, 2015 | By

Some of the biggest names in the world of open water swimming were amongst the 33 women and 48 men taking part in the Viedma (Aregentina) leg. View video from the events won by Italians Simone Ruffini and Rachelle Bruni.

Great Scottish Swim 2014

Sep 26th, 2014 | By

World class athletes, around 2,500 amateur swimmers, and a huge number of supporters and spectators, were part of Scotland’s biggest ever open water swimming event, the Great Scottish Swim.