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Harlem Shakin’ it up pool style!

Harlem Shake - underwater banter

Lots of love for the Harlem Shake memes doing the rounds at the mo… but these underwater / changing room / poolside versions have to be my favourites! UGA Men’s Swim & Dive Harlem Shake Some serious pool banter from the University of Georgia Men’s Swimming Team! […]

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Out with the old and in with the new

old swimming costume suit

Like most people, I’m kicking off 2013 with some new years resolutions and aspirations of improving myself both inside and out. Starting with a well needed dry January, a bit of a healthy easting / detox [that pretty much consists of reducing consumption down from excessive December standards […]

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Don’t let life get in the way of what you love!

Just keep swimming - Speedo Inspiration

They say ‘you never forget your first love’ – perhaps because your first real experience of love-lost is so raw that it teaches you to not take love for granted[?] What they don’t tell you is that life has a habit of getting in the way, and […]

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Inspiring More Kids to Swim with Kelloggs

Learning to swim

One of the best life skills my parents equipped me with was the ability to swim. I wasn’t taught for the the sheer pleasure of it though, but for the practical reason that knowing how to swim made me safer! It meant that the time I fell […]

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Perfect Weather for Swimming En Plein Air

Tooting Bec lido

The sun is shining, it’s hot outside and summer looks like it’s finally made an appearance, I’d say you couldn’t want for more perfect conditions than these to enjoy a refreshing, revitalising dip in your local lido! Here’s to swimming en plein air and making the most of […]

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The Swimming Drought is Over!

Whoot! I’m pleased to announce that I’ve finally put an end to my swimming drought this week and am back in the pool 🙂 And having remembered how great it feels to swim, I thought I’d share this photo of my local pool as it looked just […]

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Water Withdrawals!

OMG! I have serious water withdrawals and am desperate to get back in the pool ASAP! Following my epic Swimathon a couple of weeks ago I was naturally ready to give my body a little rest and decided to take a week off from the pool… but […]

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Maru Pulse Mirror Pro Goggles [in Red] – Not quite so rosey

Maru Pulse Mirror Pro Goggles Close Up

I was pretty excited to test out these “lightweight goggles designed for competition and swim training” – they sounded just the type of thing I was looking for. Plus, I’d never tried any Maru swim kit before so was keen to give them a go. First up, here’s […]

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Last-Minute 5K Swim Prep & Pre – 5K Swimathon Butterflies!

1 hour for 100 lengths

It’s the night before the biggest swim of my life, and I’ve got butterflies! They started to flutter from the 1-week-to-go point, but now on the eve of the big 5K Swimathon they’re rife! So I’ve decided to sit here and bosh out this post, in an […]

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The Little Mermaid: Ariel Inspiring Tail

Ariel The Little Mermaid

When I was little I loved the little Mermaid! I used to dream of being a mermaid, and like any other girl of my age at the time, would mess about in the pool pretend that I was in fact a mermaid – in the hope that […]

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