Swimathon: Resetting a goal

  The weekend after next, I am taking part in Swimathon. I was excited to sign up as one of the Ambassadors, aiming to swim 1500m. For me, this sounded like a big challenge and I was looking forward to see if I could put my swimming demons from the aquathon aside and build up to the distance. Here we are, just ten days away from swim day, and I am publicly admitting that I will NOT be swimming 1500m.     This isn’t the build up to a punchline of “Ha! Fooled ya! I’m… View Post

5 Ways to improve your swimming technique

Post in collaboration with On Buy At the moment, I am training for Swimathon. I make no secret of the fact that I am a poor swimmer and hopefully these tips will help my technique!     1. Position yourself Your body position should be perfected if you want to get the correct swimming technique. This means ensuring you are parallel to the floor, which is especially important when it comes to your legs. Leave them too low and it could affect your speed. Keep them straight and relaxed at the ankles. If your head… View Post

Swimming Essentials For Triathlon

This post is in collaboration with Simply Swim It’s that time of year where we are planning our summer challenges. From marathons to triathlons, these events don’t just involve needing to train, but they also involve needing to plan logistics and even your kit. It sounds like it should be simple, doesn’t it? Swimming kit, bike, running shoes, done. But it isn’t, especially for beginners as I found out from my first experience of aquathon. And it was the swimming essentials that I came unstuck on.     Swimming costume Are you swimming in a… View Post

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

A little while back, I announced that I’m excited to be taking part in Swimathon as one of their Ambassadors for this year’s event. I have chosen to take on the 1500m distance, which is a big challenge for me. For the unaware, Swimathon is the world’s largest (annual) fundraising swimming event and I hope to raise funds for Marie Curie, one of this year’s fundraising partners.     I may have hair like a mermaid, but a mermaid in the pool, I am not.     Since making the announcement that I am taking… View Post

Swimathon 2018: Swim For All

It’s time to announce my big challenge for 2018 and this is something that is really going to push me out of my comfort zone. As one of the official Ambassadors for this year’s Swimathon, I will be swimming 1500m at the end of April. I am a terrible swimmer and long-term readers may remember my experiences of taking part in an aquathon. Confession: I haven’t stepped foot in a pool since. Gulp. (Although hopefully none of that in the pool!)     What is Swimathon? Swimathon is the world’s largest (annual) fundraising swim. Aiming… View Post