Tag: Swimming

10km is a long way to swim….but after a summer of training endless lengths in the pool it was good to get underway. 2:23:43 means 8.5km swim plus 1.5km assisted by tide. Truly stunning, more photos to add.

Dorney Lake is a great place to swim….no current, straight, clean/fresh water, shallow – you can just about see the bottom. This swim event was perfect timing – the bank holiday weekend was described as the BIG WEEKEND :- Saturday 180km bike Sunday 25km run Monday 5km swim On Friday a race email came out recommending an easy weekend being well rested for the swim! The weather was pants but if it’s going to be pants it might as well…

    At Tri-Topia I discovered that I was a reasonably good swimmer, I swam at school and club level as a junior but hadn’t ever excelled, it seems swimming is just like riding a bike, having not done a training session for 20+ years the stroke was ingrained. Local event company Raw Energy, the same organisers of the Arundel Triathlon, host some local river swims, something you just don’t realise is going on until becoming part of the Tri…

Might just be me but my goggles would mist up both in the pool and in the open water. I was introduced to Cressi Anti Fog Spray by my mate Jamie whose 13 year old daughter swam with the youngest ever relay team to successfully swim in the English Channel. On a visit to the south coast we did an hour’s training swim off Shoreham Beach…I’ve been using the anti fog spray ever since and works a treat. Note: Goggle…