In June, we challenge you to 30 Days of Water – 30 days of Me and the Water time, however you like it best.Continue reading "30 Days Of Water Challenge, supporting RNLI"
Our challenge for Me and the Water members in June is to commit to me and the water time every day in June – and hopefully raise some funds for the RNLI, whose volunteer lifeboat crews are always ready to support us, if we need them.Continue reading "30 Days Of Water tips"
Ever been down on the beach and wondered what the heck ‘The Claw’ is, or why people are talking about ‘swell’, or what they are going to use their ‘Vaseline’ for? Well, you’ve come to the right place!Continue reading "Open Water Swimming Lingo Glossary!"
Although we all know that excess fat isn’t great for optimal health, is it actually better for open water swimmers to have a higher percentage of body fat? Could a few extra pounds plump up your chances of success?Continue reading "Is there really such thing as ‘bioprene’?"
One of the joys of swimming outside is the opportunity to indulge your wild side and explore new locations from the water. However, swimming in new and unsupervised locations increases the risks. This doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t swim in these placesContinue reading "How To Choose Where To Get In For Your Swim"
Spring has arrived. The open water is warming up. We’re optimistic about being able to do some outdoor swimming events or challenges this summer. So when can you get in the open water and start swimming again?Continue reading "When should I start acclimatising for summer?"
Going for a swim in cold, open water can be exhilarating, but it’s not without risk. There’s a few things you need to know to enjoy the water, safely.Continue reading "RNLI | Top Tips for Better Cold Water Dips"
Warming up after your wild swim is made easier – and more nourishing – by these five warming soup recipes from the excellent chefs at Tesco Ireland! These soups are quick and easy to make, and will be easy to drink from your flask when your hands are shaking! So next time you’re planning a […]Continue reading "5 Warming Soup Recipes for Wild Swimming"
IF you’re an outdoor swimmer, getting cold is an occupational hazard. Feeling the tingle of cool water across your body is one of the reasons many people prefer to swim outside than in a pool. However, our bodies cool down approximately three to four times quicker in water than air, when both are at the […]Continue reading "What does hypothermia actually look like?"