Ten superb songs about swimming #SwimmingWeek

It might not yet be customary to don a waterproof iPod and headphones while looping the lanes at your local pool, but there are plenty of swim-themed tunes to keep you occupied on dry land. In keeping with this week’s swimming theme, we’ve put together a list of the best.   Peter Gabriel – I Go Swimming (1983) There are many …

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Top 10 tips for swimming in open water #SwimmingWeek

Swimming in open water such as lakes, rivers and the sea is on the rise thanks to books like Roger Deakin’s influential Waterlog and the increasing popularity of ‘wild swimming’ events, like The Great Swim series. But open water swimming isn’t like swimming in a pool. There aren’t any black lines on the bottom of the lake to guide you …

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Five iPhone apps to help you swim faster #SwimmingWeek

Swimming is one of those sports that’s great for both serious and casual exercise, but like all others you have to keep upping your game to be able to keep upping your game to get anywhere. Of course, that always leads to one goal: improving your speed. To help, here are five apps that will help you to improve your swimming …

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Rather Revealing: Confessions of a Naturist Group Lifeguard #SwimmingWeek

Contrary to common belief, it’s not actually illegal to be naked in public, but baring is still daring for most of us. A lack of events encompassing nudity – or perhaps lack of exposure to such events – keep us away from public de-clothing; for many, naked bodies belong only on secluded Brazilian beaches, and the idea of spontaneously stripping …

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Extreme Swims – including Land’s End to John O’Groats and The Amazon #SwimmingWeek

  Most of us are happy to plod up and down our local swimming pool for a few laps. Or maybe if we are feeling really adventurous heading off for a quick dip in the sea. But what if you really want a swimming challenge to impress your mates? Here we look at six of the most extreme swims ever …

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The top 10 craziest swimming pools in the world #SwimmingWeek

Summer is here, and we all like to have a refreshing dip to escape from the scorching heat, but where is the best place to go for a swim? Here is a list of the top 10 weird and wonderful swimming pools across the globe. Marina Bay Sands 1 Infinity pool in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands resort: Kicking off …

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Amazing GIFs of 10 animals you never knew could swim – Swimming Week

Next week at Brandish is a big one for us as we properly re-launch the site. And we are also kicking off with our first themed week – which is dedicated to swimming. You can find out a bit more here and keep an eye on Swimming Week here. In the mean time here’s a little taster of what’s to come …

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The Kayenne by Aqua Sphere

While training for my Triathalon one of the most useful pieces of kit had to be my goggles. It might seem a bit strange, but when you are fighting your way through the water surrounded by what seems like hundreds of other swimmers… you want to be able to see where you are going. I am in no way new …

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