UK Swimming

Swimming Pools - A Cautionary Tale

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Cookie Kibbles

I argued my way through school. I refused each and every school swimming lesson I was dragged to. By the age of 10, I had realised that if I took enough laxatives the night before then I could genuinely get out of the lessons.

This Is What Swallowing Swimming Pool Pee Does To Your Body

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

Now that we all know anyone who says they haven’t had a wee in a public swimming pool is a great big liar – Michael Phelps isn’t generating 75 l...

Why That 'Clean Swimming Pool' Smell Is Actually Bad For Your Health

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Nitrogen trichloride, also known as trichloramine, is made when the urea in your pee reacts with chlorine - the disinfectant widely used in swimming pool water. Nitrogen trichloride is largely made by accident in pools these days, but this compound was originally made for interest in 1812 by Pierre Louis DuLong.

Swimming After A Mastectomy

Lee Thrash | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

Because it's so gentle, swimming after breast surgery is an excellent way to exercise all your major muscle groups and avoid muscular atrophy that's sometimes seen in post-surgical patients who remain sedentary for prolonged periods. W

Top Tips On How To Improve Swimming Technique... And Get Brits Back In The Water!

Jazz Carlin | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Sport
Jazz Carlin

With the New Year fast approaching, recent research from one of my sponsors, Yakult UK, to mark the launch of the exclusive campaign #SwimWithJazz has found that Britons are literally a nation of water babies. Nearly half (48%) of those polled saying swimming is the sport they enjoy most, ahead of walking (38%) and cycling (26%).

I Am An Adult, And I Am Unable To Swim

Scott Mann | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Scott Mann

bmm banner.jpg I was afraid to own up to something that I considered an embarrassment and in the worst case I would never have made it to the beach at all. Simply because I was unable to publicly say that I couldn't swim, I almost drowned. It seems too stupid to think that it has taken this incident to make me realise how absurd that is. I hid from my fears but there is no need now, we are modern men after all.

Mum Hopes Son Born Without Foot Will Become Paralympic Swimmer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who took her baby to swimming lessons to help him overcome difficulties caused by birth defects, now hopes he will compete in the Paralympics. ...

I Fell In Love With San Pedro - The Phoenix, La Isla Bonita

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Returning to land after such an incredible adventure was made easier by the fact that we were returning to The Phoenix. The enormous suites provide you with the space and amenities to completely relax, and the Happy Hour at the bar brings guests together to exchange stories of their 'UnBelizeable' adventures.

I've Won Gold, Silver And Bronze At The Paralympics, More People With A Learning Disability Should Have The Same Opportunity

Jessica-Jane Applegate | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jessica-Jane Applegate

I'm Jessica-Jane Applegate, I'm 20 years old and I'm an elite swimmer. I've competed in competitions all over the world, I've set over 75 new British Swimming records and I've won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in London 2012 and Rio 2016 and in 2013 was given an MBE. I also have a learning disability.

Summer Surge In 'Tombstoning' Craze That Claims Two Lives A Year

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK

Young people who jump from high bridges and harbour walls into water unsupervised are dicing with death, council bosses have warned. The Local Gover...

The First Ever Child To Go For A Swim Ventilated

The Huffington Post | Beau Atherton | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

Debbie Vavangas and Elliot Nolan were able to take their daughter, Evelyn Rose, for a swim on 17 August, despite what was thought possible. The follow...

These 9 Badass Women Totally Rocked The Burkini

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Style

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you might have missed the outrage going on about women’s beach attire on the other side...

7 Details Puzzling Judges In The Olympic Swimmers Robbery Case

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

A bizarre case is unfolding at the Rio Olympics as police raise doubts over the stories of four US swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint n...

This Leisure Centre Told Women They Couldn't Swim On Their Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman called out her local leisure centre over a “misogynistic” sign telling women not to go in the pool while on their period. Sophie Tabatadze...

Syrian Refugee Swimmer Gets Standing Ovation

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

A Syrian refugee who fled by dinghy has spoken of a “dream come true” after receiving a standing ovation at Rio 2016 when setting a personal best ...

My Olympic Story

Rebecca Adlington | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Sport
Rebecca Adlington

The Olympics are the top thing that any athlete can achieve - every single person who is there is at the top of their game. You see David Beckham and Andy Murray walking around the village and it's incredible. No matter if you have a World or a Commonwealth medal, until you have that Olympic medal people don't say that's seriously impressive. Everyone recognises it, whether you're in sport or not. I felt very privileged to put on a team GB uniform, I felt like I had been given a responsibility - like I have to wear this with pride and it was a very big deal for me.

Forget Helen Skelton’s Dress, Mark Foster’s ‘Short Shorts' Have Created Their Own Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Social media users could hardly believe their eyes on Saturday night when former Olympian Mark Foster appeared in a pair of shorts while presenting th...

How To Get Fit From Swimming Like Adam Peaty

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ok, slight disclaimer: this feature isn’t going to turn you into gold medal-winning Olympian Adam Peaty. But, Peaty’s win does highlight the wond...

Adam Peaty Blasts His Way To Britain’s First Olympic Gold

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Adam Peaty has blasted his way to Britain’s first Olympic gold medal in Rio - smashing the world record in the process and giving early risers in th...

Adam Peaty Smashes World Record, Still Has Enough Breath To Urge On The Next Generation

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

Rather than just do enough to win his first 100m breaststroke heat and keep some energy in reserve for later, Adam Peaty decided he would smash the wo...

Sinkholes and Pyramids - Casa Sisal, Acanceh, Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

21st century modernism, ancient pyramids, magical sinkholes, and firefly lullabies. That was the enchanting mix that awaited us in Yucatan.... Casa ...

Sporting Injury? 5 Sports And Activities That Could Aid Recovery

Georgia James | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sports injuries offer a double blow to athletes and active types: if the physical discomfort itself wasn’t bad enough, there are all those lost hour...

How To Pull Off A Swimsuit Outfit In Public

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Style

Although the British weather would have us believe we are going into October, it is in fact July - something which should be embraced by wearing as li...

Woman Claims Swimming Cured Her Ulcerative Colitis

PA Real Life Features | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was struck down by a terrible digestive condition has told of how she believes swimming helped cure her. Doctors told Jane Hatwell, 44, to...

Head Above Water...

Helen Morton | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Helen Morton

Every day, at high tide, the village of Nonua Chora floods. The water rises rapidly; to the knees of the adults, and the necks of the children. The challenge of keeping your head above the water, in every sense of the term, is all too real for the families of Southern Bangladesh.