One positive to winter for open water swimmers is that sunrises are later, making swimrises – swimming at sunrise – more regularly achievable. If you’re thinking of giving it a go, we’ve got some tips you should be aware of. Choose an east-facing swim spot The sun rises in the east (and sets in the […]Continue reading "5 Swimrise Tips for Sunrise Swimming"
You’ve seen the water dotted with them, but why should open water swimmers use a tow-float? First of all, let’s explain what they are. A tow-float is a small, brightly-coloured inflatable that you attach to your body via a waist band and leash. It floats along behind you as you swim, making you more visible […]Continue reading "Why Use A Tow-Float in Open Water?"
Winter open water dipping can be exhilarating and a wonderful way to spend time with friends outdoors. But it is not without serious risk, so it’s a good idea to get clued up before taking the plunge. We’ve got a few tips below about what to look out for when planning your dip, what to […]Continue reading "Winter dipping – How do we do it right?"
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"
Thanks to Choice Hotel Group, all new Me and the Water members from July 10 to August 16 will be entered into a prize draw to win a hotel break and family Open Water activity From coast to coast, Choice Hotel Group hotels are located in the popular cities of Galway and Dublin, as well […]Continue reading "Choice Hotel Group New Member Offer"
Seals are prevalent across Ireland’s coastline, and being scared of being in the water with them is nothing to be ashamed of! These huge dog-like creatures can be intimidating in their natural habitat! But do they actually harm us?Continue reading "Do seals bite?"
Few things in the world of open water swimming generate the same level of confusion, contradictory information and fear as jellyfish do, writes Anna Wardley for Outdoor Swimmer Magazine. Despite their ability to mesmerise with their striking colours, graceful pulsating movements and other-worldliness, their presence can reduce even the toughest of swimmers into a wobbly […]Continue reading "Jellyfish: the definitive guide for open water swimmers"
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?"