Tomás Lynn, Swim Ireland Open Water Programmes Coach It sounds simple but picture yourself, you’re learning to drive, trying to remember the brake from the clutch, checking your mirrors and trying not to stall.. For anyone who has learned to drive they will remember that it was a difficult process. Now what if I told…...Continue reading "Why do I forget to breathe?"
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?"