UK Swimming

Food Is Fuel... It's Not Rocket Science!

Mark Foster | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

My plea is that we develop a major intervention with the next generation of young people who are growing up on a diet of misinformation about food, exercise and looking after their health. We really cannot let this level of bad education continue otherwise we are storing up huge problems as a society and for those individual young people that we care about.

Fitness Goal Goodies and Gym Bag Beauty Treats

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the latest way to get a 'Beach Ready Body' for Summer, minds may well be turning back to those abandoned gym resolutions. Here's my selection of gym bag beauty treats and all other manner of exercise carrots to help you get back on track with those fitness resolutions.

Doggy Paddle Will Do!

Claire Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Claire Mitchell

Perfection is over-rated. All the time you're worrying about getting things perfect, you're not getting your products, services, blogs or social media out there. You're stuck at the side of the pool trying to perfect your Olympic front crawl when a doggy paddle would get you to the other side.

Top 10 Tips for Triathlon Training

Rob Popper | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Sport
Rob Popper

I have been a triathlon coach for 9 years. Here are a few things that I have learnt along the way. A few you may not have heard before, a few you probably have heard before but are worth repeating, but all of them will help you achieve your goals.

LOOK: Stars Come Out For Laureus Sports Awards But Who Won?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport

Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has another award to add to his burgeoning trophy cabinet after being named World Sportsman of the Year at t...

Fred Phelps Dies, So Twitter Mourns Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, died at the age of 84 this week, yet somehow some tweeters mistook him for former swimmer and...

New Year, New You...

Mark Foster | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Losing weight and toning up is going to take commitment and not just wishful thinking. Have you got it in you?... You might not like the numbers the bathroom scales are greeting you with now, but by the time you've lost those extra pounds you will be pleased to know exactly what you have achieved.

Olympic Champion Thorpe 'Admitted To Rehab' For Depression (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe has been admitted to rehab for depression after being found "disoriented" in the street. Thorp...

LOOK: 50 Years Of Sports Illustrated Swimsuits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Just days after Sports Illustrated celebrated the 50th anniversary of its swimsuit issue, the magazine whisked a number of Victoria's Secret top model...

The Day I Got My Kit Off for a Pop Video

Hugh Carswell | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hugh Carswell

When we came to think about making the video for the single 'Take Hold', which is all about that incredible feeling of liberation, I wanted to try to capture a bit of that spirit - and the idea was born that we should feature some swimming, in particular, some underwater swimming.

Swimming Pool Evacuated After Prosthetic Leg Is Mistaken For Paedophile

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A class of primary school children was evacuated from a swimming pool after staff mistook a prosthetic leg for a paedophile. The limb in question ...

The Mental and Emotional Game of Sport

Mark Foster | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Performing at an elite level of sport requires a tough mental and emotional discipline and that is not a given thing, it has to be learned. Its just as big a part of your training as the hours in the pool, the gym or the track. How you approach the mental and emotional side of sport will teach you more about yourself than any formal education, and probably be the biggest lesson you will learn... at elite level, you have to learn how to lose and your emotional response to losing is what toughens you up and teaches you who you are.

Lochte Suffers Bizarre Injury Trying To Catch Teen Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Sport

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been sidelined after an encounter with an enthusiastic fan. The five-time Olympic gold medallist tore a ligament an...

Back to School: The Supreme Court and the Duty of Care to Pupils

Catherine Leech | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Leech

Parents assume that the schools will look after their children at least as well or better than they do themselves. However, what if something untoward happens during the school day?

Swimming With the Fishes in Maafushivaru

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

Maafushivaru is tiny - just 500 metres long - and I immediately made it my mission to walk the entire thing over the course of a week. I didn't make it because the bar is in the middle, but it's important to have goals.

Strictly Come Dancing, Coming to a Gym Near You Soon...

Mark Foster | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Foster

I challenge the most avid sports man or woman, to test them selves both physically and mentally, by learning to dance. It is something you can do with partners, mates or just turn up and give it a go.

How to Swim the Hellespont - The Ten Do's And Don'ts

Bill Coles | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

I have just attempted to swim the Hellespont, that great waterway that connects Europe with Asia - and, for my pains, I not only failed (dismally), but was beaten out of sight by Bo Derek as well as a slip of a girl aged just FOURTEEN! Youch!

A Top Class Support Network Is the Key

Tony Lester | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Sport
Tony Lester

In sport, talent is incredibly important, but it isn't the be-all and end-all. Through more than 20 years' involvement in elite athletics I've learned that talent never guarantees success. Dedication is important, but it's also crucial that every athlete has the best possible support network every step of the way...

Swimming's Great Highs and Heart-Wrenching Lows

Fran Halsall | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Sport
Fran Halsall

A lot has been made recently of "one year on" from London 2012. For me however, this time last year, I was sat on my balcony in the Olympic village crying my eyes out with the realisation that my dreams had just come crashing down around me.

LOOK: 10 Spectacular Natural Swimming Pools

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

No swimming caps are required at these amazing natural pools, although for some, a head for heights and a fondness for adventure helps. Chosen as ...

British Toddler Drowns In Grandparents' Pool On Spanish Holiday

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

A toddler has died after falling into a swimming pool at his grandparents' home near the Costa del Sol, the third person to die in a drowning incident...

Olympic Legacy Alive and Kicking

Mark Foster | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

I don't want to claim that community sports aren't facing real difficulties with regard to funding and keeping local facilities open, but it is worth publicising those events where local people are continuing to get involved in mass participation events, despite all the controversial funding issues. These events are also showing even the most cynical of commentators, that even after the lucrative advertising opportunities that the Olympics created have disappeared, corporate business and sponsors are still putting effort and resources into getting communities and young people interested in sport.

Maximise Your Pool Time This Summer - Pick the Perfect Pool Side Position

Emyr Thomas | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

Are you heading off on your holidays over the next few weeks? If so, read my guide to picking the perfect poolside position. Whether it's to maximise sun exposure, the shortest route to the bar or selecting the best view, securing the best sun lounger is an art form.

If You Go Down to the Sea Today, You're in for a Big Surprise

Nick Abbot | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

So gentlemen, can I interest you in forgoing a significant percentage of your personal areas? No? Then don't go swimming in Sweden.

A Week in Barcelona

Mark Foster | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

It wasn't a great week for British swimming in terms of medals at the World Championships, only achieving one bronze on the last day from Fran Halsall, so there is much we need to learn and improve on. But it's not all doom and gloom.