UK Swimming

How To Cope With The Perils Of Chlorine

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

With my first child on the way and a summer holiday booked for next year (in the sun, complete with swimming pool) I suddenly wanted to know a lot more about what I would potentially be exposing my daughter to, and much to my horror I found:

Spanish Swimmer Sacrifices Glory To Honour Barcelona Terror Attack Victims

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK

A Spanish swimmer sacrificed his own chance at glory to hold a moving tribute to the 15 people who lost their lives in the Barcelona and Cambrils terr...

Sport Is For One And All

Liz Johnson | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Sport
Liz Johnson

I think sport is important and vital for everybody. There are so many benefits - physical, mental, health, social - so many positives to be offered from getting involved. People should be entitled to access it at the level that they want. It needs to be talked about constantly.

Fit Fix: Neat Nutrition's Charlie Turner And Lee Forster Share Their Workout Secrets

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time, childhood friends Charlie Turner, 32, and Lee Forster, 34, competed side-by-side as professional swimmers for Great Britain. Now ret...

Adam Peaty: 'No One Works As Hard As Me In The Pool And The Gym'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At just 21, Adam Peaty made history at the Rio 2016 Olympic games for becoming Britain’s first male Olympic swimming champion for 28 years. He broke...

Someone Should've Run This Pool Float Design By A Woman

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget flamingo floats because you can now laze around the pool on a giant sanitary towel this summer. The hilariously bad float design was spotted in...

With Many Still Drowning, I Made A Short Film About Conquering My Fear The Sea

Ayo Akinwolere | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ayo Akinwolere

I've started documenting my experiences in the water via social media and through creative projects. My dream has always been to change the 'look' of swimming in Britain. To encourage more people of colour to discover the beauty of powering through the water first thing in the morning, of feeling the satisfying ache of your muscles, of combatting your fears and of finding a peace and tranquility unique to swimming. Yet there is still a long way to go.

A Nude Swim Ran Out Of Towels And We've Never Seen So Many Bums

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than a thousand people took part in a nude swim in Australia on Wednesday morning, but some were left without one essential piece of equipment. T...

One In Five UK Children Cannot Swim Because Parents Don't Have Enough Time Or Money

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents

A fifth of children in the UK don’t know how to swim, as parents blame cost and time pressures for their decision not to teach them this skill. The...

Man's Unbelievably Smooth Exit From Swimming Pool Will Make Your Jaw Drop

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you had to battle wind and rain to get to work today, let us give you a moment’s escape. A man has showed off his pretty spectacular move for ge...

What Makes Us Swim Happy

John Hibbs | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

But above all of this, the swim happy for us all comes from being active and staying fit. Swim happy means getting out of the house and away from screen time to face challenges like jumping into a pool for the first time or treading water away from the reassurance of the pool side - it means being brave and being strong both physically and spiritually.

Why Florida's Greater Fort Lauderdale Is A Must-Visit For Every Wannabe Mermaid

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re happiest in the water, you’ll love holidaying in gorgeous Greater Fort Lauderdale. Boasting 23 miles of Blue Wave-certified beaches, the...

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...