Triathlon England are delivering a series of Open Water Swimming Training days in partnership with Swim Smooth. The training days are designed to give triathletes and swimmers of all abilities the opportunity to maximise their time in open water by receiving expert coaching from Swim Smooth Accredited Coaches.
Davina McCall is taking on the BT Sport Relief Challenge. “Davina – Beyond Breaking Point” is a seven day ordeal which will see the 46-year-old attempt to run, swim and cycle over 500 miles from Edinburgh to London – entirely under her own steam. The challenge began on 8 February, and finish in London on 14 2014 February.
580 entrants from all over the UK, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Germany took part in the second ‘Big Chill Swim’ at the Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel in Windermere.
The annual race consists of International Winter Swimming distances of 30m, 60m, Team Relay and 450m endurance swims. The following day featured a 1000m swim.
Demonstration video of open water safety equipment designed to increase swimmer visibility in the water to other boat users. Easy to rest on and good for new swimmers who may need to rest when out of their depth. The dry bag version comes in 4 sizes and is available on the chillswim website.
Video of Pat Gallant-Charette’s attempt to swim the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland at the age of 62
British Gas teamed up with SwimBritain to provide an incentive to encourage more people to become active in the water. View Sportsvibe TV video from the Blenheim Palace event.
The Henley Classic is a 2.1km endurance upstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta course, very early on the Sunday morning before the Wednesday start of Henley Royal Regatta.
Thanks to Richard Pinches & Liz Howard of Meadows Farm Studios in Henley for the production of this video which features Sarah Weldon competing in her first ever open water swim.
Video from ASA E-Learning. Kelly Gaffney also shares tips for a pool session.
Breathing swimming tips from Olympic silver medallist, Keri-anne Payne.
Professional triathlete Luke Bell explains when to use the skill, and provides a visual demonstration of this quick and efficient method of moving through shallow water at the start of a race.