Winter Swim Kit

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016

Winter Swim Kit

Swimming in cold water has proven health benefits including improving the immune system, a natural “high” feeling, improved circulation, burns calories. The Scandinavians have been doing it for years and they’re certainly a healthier bunch than we are! Recreational swimmers can enjoy all the health benefits without having to have a perfect technique.  That said, some of us like to race and some...

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Wendy’s 12 Hour Swim

Posted by on May 29, 2016

Wendy’s 12 Hour Swim

I signed up for this swim a few months ago thinking it was a good idea. Roughly 1 month prior to the event, I realised it was not such a great idea and it was going to be tough.  12 hours of night swimming in a lake in May.  Open water swimming in May is usually 1 mile every couple of days – not 1 mile per hour all through the night. When it snowed at the end of April I think it safe to...

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Splashing about in the Reservoir

Posted by on May 13, 2016

Splashing about in the Reservoir

Pool training is all well and good, especially when you live in the North of England but shockingly most Olympic distance and up races don’t take place in a pool. They’re open water based and in affront to common sense, they aren’t willing to put pool sides to kick off from every 25 or 50 metres. So although my pool training was going well, I realised I needed some proper time...

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Graham Smyth, Sports Editor on his first time at a YOS swim.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015

Graham Smyth, Sports Editor on his first time at a YOS swim.

Thanks to Graham for this lovely article all about YOS.  We are looking forward to seeing lots more of Graham at our swims as he trains for his triathlon challenge. http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/other-sports/swimming/yorkshire-outdoor-swimmers-welcome-growing-numbers-to-harthill-reservoir-with-open-arms-and-open-water-1-7309635...

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iTOWR 2015 – the new open water racing course is here!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

iTOWR 2015 – the new open water racing course is here!

So, you’ve signed up for a triathlon or open water swimming event – and you’ve never been in an open water race before?  The iTOWR course is what you need… Swimyourswim’s Introduction To Open Water Swimming Course is the sister course to their very successful iTOWS course which is designed to transition swimmers from the pool to open water.  (If you are new to open...

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My Windermere Swim – Andy Firth

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014

My Windermere Swim – Andy Firth

My Windermere day started at 4.30am as I wake my wife Fiona up and my 2 girls Mollie and Sharna to set off and drive up to the lakes. I only found out late on the Thursday night I was able to swim so not much time to get too nervous. Although I still had a lot of apprehension as I had tried to do the swim 2 weeks before with Chillswim, but was pulled out of the water after 4 miles due to...

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