UK Swimming

This Is An Underwater Cathedral Of Ice

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

From the surface icebergs are giant, majestic towers but underneath they're vast cathedrals of clear ice. This video shows free-diving genius Stig ...

Let's Not Get Carried... But Let's Get Excited!

Mark Foster | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

I have always maintained for some of our swimmers being the best in Britain is the be all and end all - but this does not apply anymore. This year, this is changing... After the Commonwealth Games and now the Europeans, we have several events where we have five people in the top 20 in the world. Now that's real depth.

The Rise of the New British Swimming Team... in the Fast Lane to Rio

Mark Foster | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

By the time Rio comes around our squad will be peaking and close to its very best. In my 23 years of being on the UK swimming team, I have never seen such strength and depth in the squad, so these are very exciting times. This all demonstrates that for the last couple of years, British Swimming has been doing its ground work and is clearly getting something right.

Five Things I Haven't Learnt at All About Holidaying With Kids

Andrea Mara | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

Every year, bright-eyed and innocent, I look forward to going on holidays with my kids. And every year, I am taken by surprise to find that the holiday isn't quite the restful experience I expected. Here's what I have, in theory, learned this year - but will forget all over again by next year.

This Week I Ate... An Irish Cricket Tea

William Sitwell | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

For as anyone who plays cricket knows, it's the only sport whose action is cut by meals. If you start in the morning, you break for lunch. Then at around 4pm you stop for tea. There is no difference between professionals or amateurs. Rain may stop play, tea and lunch definitely do.

The Inside Track: How to Turn a Struggling Sport Around

Adrian Moorhouse | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport
Adrian Moorhouse

At the Olympics, Great Britain only managed to win three medals, one Silver and two Bronze, falling short of the medal target of five to seven. However, at the Commonwealth Games the Home Nations have managed to rack up a staggering 45 medals, with 15 of them being Gold.

Working With the Local Community to Protect the Ocean

Sonu Shivdasani | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Sonu Shivdasani

Teaching the local Maldivian children about protecting the ocean seemed the most effective first step in encouraging a new generation of environmental stewards. We recognise that we do not protect what we don't care about, and we do not care about things we do not know.

Rachel Moss

Stung By Jellyfish, Former ME Sufferer Is The First To Swim From Cornwall To The Isles Of Scilly

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us, if faced with a life-changing illness, would be inclined to crawl under a duvet and hide from the world - but that was not an option for ...

13-Year-Old Bronze Medallist Davies Tipped For 2016 Paralympics Place

PA | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

Scotland's 13-year-old Commonwealth Games hero Erraid Davies has been told she should target the Paralympics in Rio. The next stop for the Shetland t...

Should Daniel Wallace Have Shouted 'Freedom'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Gold medal winning swimmer Daniel Wallace has back-stroked on his cry of "freedom!" when he touched home first at the Commonwealth games, insisting it...

Doing A Triathlon? Here Are Open-Water Swimming Tips From An Olympian

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the Commonwealth Games 2014 well and truly underway, Olympic silver medalist Keri-Anne Payne has shared her top training tips for open-water swim...

The Inside Track: What business can learn from the Commonwealth Games

Adrian Moorhouse | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Sport
Adrian Moorhouse

For me, another area of interest will be looking at how certain athletes handle the pressure of the Games. There are a number of people who are coming into the competition with huge expectations to perform well.

The First Skinny Dip of the Year

Mr Pickwick | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Mr Pickwick

I am always reluctant admitting I have a swimming pool. The decadence it suggests is outweighed by the fact that it costs an enormous sum to maintain which we can barely afford...

10 Of The Best Athletes In Commonwealth Games History

The Huffington Post UK | Zac Forman | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The Commonwealth Games may not have the stature of the Olympics or World Championships but if you're competing against the likes of Usain Bolt in Glas...

Huge Global Audience Expected As Glasgow 2014 Opens

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The eyes of the world will fall on Glasgow later when the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games takes place. The spectacle, described by ...

Your Day-By-Day Guide To The Commonwealth Games

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

WEDNESDAY 23 JULY - opening ceremony starts at 2014 and features 3,000 cast members and 4,5000 athletes from the 71 competing nations. THURSDAY 24 ...

My Swim Stars To Watch

Rebecca Adlington OBE | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Sport
Rebecca Adlington OBE

I've had the privilege of working with the swimming team since my retirement and its exciting time for British swimming; lots of young athletes are now coming through to their peak so it will be a hard-fought battle in the pool this summer. Having competed at many international competitions, I understand what all of the swimmers will be feeling - excitement, anticipation and a sense of nervousness. I've picked out a few swimmers from each country that I think will be ones to watch for this summer...

How Swimming Helps Improve Sleep, Wellbeing And Positivity

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that swimming is a great for your body (just feast your eyes on Michael Phelps in ESPN's 2014 Body Issu...

The Summer of Sport - A Game of Two Halves

Mark Foster | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

We are at the half way point of the Summer of Sport and after so much promise, the first half has been exciting but with some very poor results... We are now entering the second week of Wimbledon and as always the quality of the tennis in the first week hasn't disappointed... However, for me the highlight of this second half will be the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the month.

Man V Water: The Very Best Swimming Pool Fails (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Comedy

It's that time of year again, people. Time to don your cossie/Speedos, head for the nearest swimming pool... and make a total idiot out of yoursel...

Ten Lessons Triathletes Can Learn To Improve Their Swimming

Rob Popper | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Popper

What works on dry land most definitely does not work in the water. Our leg muscles (especially the quads and the hamstrings) that have been so wonderful at propelling us land-based bipeds around for a million years or so are not very effective at moving us through the water when doing front crawl.

This Season's Swim Suitors

Sarah McGiven | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Bikinis, tankinis, one piece swimsuits (horrifically also now being referred to as 'monokini's - ugh), whatever your bathing preference, and whether you're looking for performance or just poolside posing, there's a style to suit.

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

Mark Foster | Posted 22.06.2014 | 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 18.06.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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.