10 reasons triathletes should swim outdoors in winter

With swimming pools being closed due to covid-19 restrictions there has been a huge boom in outdoor swimming.  Many people are continuing to swim outside even in December and January when water temperatures are dropping to 3 degrees.  It seems like a totally crazy thing so here are some good reasons to give it a go.

10 Swimming Books for Xmas

Here are my 10 swimming book recommendations for Xmas! I’ve read the first 3 and thoroughly enjoyed them. The rest are either already bought or downloaded or are on my book list so do let me know what you think. Leap in, A Woman, some waves and the will to swim,...

Are you a junk mile junky

What are junk miles? Junk yards? Junk training? Are you a junk mile junky? Junk miles or yards is basically training that’s meaningless and has no purpose. And is therefore not an effective use of your training time.

Swimming drills – love em or hate em?

Most swim practices and group swim sessions have some drills included in them. And it’s good practice to do some drills to keep your technique and your movement patterns good. But are you getting the most out of them?

Post co-vid Swimming Adventure

As the swimming pools are closed due to the co-vid lock down and a lot of my swimming friends have some more time due to being furloughed I’m making it a mission to try and swim in a different place each week.  There are some amazing places to swim that aren’t too far away and I’ve discovered some super spots.

Part 5: Swim the Channel

This is part 5 of my blogs about swimming the channel in a 6 person relay.  In this blog I’ll share some practical tips and information that might help.