UK Swimming

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 24.07.2014 | 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 23.07.2014 | 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 23.07.2014 | 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 23.07.2014 | 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.

Top 10 Tips for Triathlon Training

Rob Popper | Posted 27.05.2014 | 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...