Swim Ireland has teamed up with Outdoor Swimmer Magazine to help offer a range of prizes for those who complete their annual Outdoor Swimming Trends survey. This survey asks you via multiple choice questions how outdoor swimming makes you feel, why you do it, and how it impacts your life. The more Irish people who […]Continue reading "Have your say to WIN swimming prizes!"
I was bricking it! The target was a tall metal structure in the middle of The Little Beach to the left of the busy little fishing harbour. The cries of encouragement were mixed with those of the circling seagulls, normally more enamoured by the discarded chips of tourists. I was out of my depth and […]Continue reading "The Kilmore Kippers by Jacintha Cloney"
Winter in Ireland means cold water getting colder and open water swims getting shorter – or disappearing altogether. But you can still get your swimming fix and improve your open water swimming in the pool! Swimming in the pool is essential to improving and maintaining your swimming fitness, and following a good training plan, getting…...Continue reading "3 Things for Open Water Swimmers To Do In The Pool"
Everyone at the lake was staring at us. I guess it’s human nature, when you hear a blood curdling scream to stop and stare. My 8-year-old son was screaming like he was in an audition for Jaws, and my 7-year-old daughter was swimming out to the middle of the lake, laughing hysterically at the excitement […]Continue reading "The Miracle by Emma Callanan"
There's swimming with your friends and people you know. Then there's Open Water Events and group activities. It's perfectly alright to be apprehensive, anxious and have doubts about your first, or any new Open Water Event!Continue reading "Open Water Event jitters? Manage them with these preparation tips"
We're running a competition for Me and the Water members in July and August and asking them to tell us the story of their Swim Group in 200 words, so to help them out, we've got our resident journalist Jessica Lamb to jot down some top tips!Continue reading "Tips For Writing Your Swim Story"
We’re giving Me and the Water members the chance to WIN a photo-shoot worth €500 for their Swim Group, complete with Me and the Water goodies! This photo-shoot will take place at your local swim spot and will provide you with memories to last a life-time! We’ll also feature some of the photos on Me…...Continue reading "WIN a photo-shoot for your Swim Group!"
Want to know how to reduce the amount of plastics supporting your swims, and ditch those dreaded single-use plastics? Read on for marine biologist Finn van der Aar’s tips.Continue reading "Can We Make Open Water Swimming Plastic-Free?"
Water is our solace, and swimming is our meditation. We thrive on it, but is our impact on these environments as positive as the impact they have on us?Continue reading "Is Your Wild Swimming Actually Eco Friendly?"