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Sharon Lock, Swim England Masters and Open Water Officer, tells us about Swim Serpentine and why you should come along and take part! Free coaching sessions at Swim Serpentine I’m sure 2018 will be remembered as an amazing summer of sun, which has been great for the world of open water swimming. This year many … […]
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Alison Hamlett from London Marathon Events explains the benefits of open water swimming and why you should consider entering London Marathon Events Swim Serpentine. Discover the health benefits of open water swimming When the health benefits of the Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ hit the headlines recently, we were reminded about the many health benefits … […]
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Have you ever wondered about letting your swimming take you on new adventures? Maybe to far flung places? Owen Van Renen from South African Masters swimming tells us about their recent National Championships where a few British Masters took part. More than 500 competitors in Pretoria South African Masters Swimming has just concluded their 34th … […]
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Helen Gorman (World Masters Champion, European and British record holder many times over) reflects on her experiences training at her new non-Masters City of Cardiff swimming club. Being the eldest of the group I refuse to say I’m old (yet), but having joined a new swimming club, here are some of the observed perils of … […]
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Verity Dobbie (Chair of the HCMSMG) explains the reasoning behind the qualifying times for the British Masters Championships 2018. A topic for debate Qualifying times continue to be a topic for debate, particularly because for the first time qualifying times will be required if you want to enter the British Masters Swimming Championships in Plymouth. … […]
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Our latest spotlight on the British Masters swimming community is a Q&A with former Sussex ASA President Anthony Gimson, who was the brains behind the concept of the National Masters Inter County competition. How did you first get involved in swimming? I was very lucky to be brought up in Watford which in the 1940s … […]
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This year the London swimming community has come together again as 44 swimmers gathered at the 50m Charlton Lido to take part in one of the classic sets of 100 x 100m off 2 mins. London Region Masters Representative Richard Jones explains one reason why we all do these crazy things around Christmas time. Nervous … […]
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Have you ever wondered how your Swim England membership is renewed? Obviously, you have. We all have! But what if somehow, somewhere down the line, you’ve ended up registered with the ‘wrong’ club. Or – even worse – you’re listed under the ‘wrong’ sport. And that the closest you’ve ever been to diving was with … […]
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If we’re honest, we didn’t give much thought to choosing a picture for our Review of the Swim England National Masters Championships 2017 article. It had the beautiful Swim England Masters branding in it… and that was about the only criteria. But for a few people – including Aylesbury & District Masters swimmer Kate King, … […]
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Katherine Wyld swum for Great Britain at European and World Championship level and for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Now more of a swimming nerd than competitive athlete, her latest blog is a guide to avoiding causing lane rage in a busy pool… Not everyone has been raised on a diet of chlorine As … […]

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