5 land exercises for more power in the pool

Want to make sure you are in great shape and have plenty of power when you eventually return to the pool? Here are five exercises which should help... For competitive swimmers, life during lockdown is especially hard. Unlike other sports such as running, even playing football, swim training is difficult if you aren't actually allowed…

Natural Ways To Boost Your Energy

Suffering from low energy levels can have a drastic effect on your quality of life, as it’s tough to perform to your full potential when you don’t even have the motivation to climb out of bed each morning. Exploring artificial solutions such as caffeinated drinks will only provide you with short term relief, as a…

Top 10 books about swimming – including Roger Deakin’s Waterlog

Now that summer is fast approaching, guest writer Ashley Norris of Strong Words Magazine picks his top 10 favourite books and novels all about swimming.... “When you enter the water, something, like a metamorphosis happens. Leaving behind the land, you go through the looking glass surface and enter a new world.” Ok, so perhaps not…

Swimming in the fast lane – Thames Baths announces new Swimmobile project

Don't have a nearby pool to dive into? Don't worry. Coming soon to a street near you could be Britain's first mobile swimming lorry with a built in 40ft pool! First announced in back in 2016 by artist and Thames Baths Ambassador Amy Sharrocks and architects Studio Octopi, Swimmobile is inspired by a council led programme…

Top 10 Xmas gifts for the #swimming enthusiast

Swimming is a great sport, but when it comes to accessories to improve and monitor your performance - or even just to keep you entertained - there hasn't been that much on the market, compared to other popular sports such as cycling or running. That is until now. Here Chris Price looks at just some…

Swimmo smartwatch launches on Kickstarter. Available to backers later in the year

There are lots of smart watches out there for general fitness as well as for specific sports such as running and cycling. However the appropriately named Swimmo claims to be the first specifically-designed smart watch for both pool and open water swimmers. True, there are watches available from Speedo and from smaller companies like the…