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Learning to swim as an adult for confidence boosting
Workouts

In praise of adult swimming lessons, because you’re never too old to get back in the water

Think it's too late to learn to swim? Think again.

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Sanmeet Kaur
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Benefits of cold water swimming for an auto-immune condition
Wellbeing

“How cold water swimming has helped me to manage my auto-immune flare-ups”

Writer Helen Wilson-Beevers swims every day in the North Sea and has found that cold water sea swimming has helped her to deal with her auto-immune condition.

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Helen Wilson-Beevers
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Sarah Storey on the podium with a gold medal around her neck and flowers in her hands
Strength

Sarah Storey just won her 17th gold medal – and became Team GB’s most successful Paralympian

Plus, 15 other incredible female athletes you need to know.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Sarah Storey with her gold medal at Tokyo 2020
Strength

Sarah Storey is the first Team GB Paralympian to win gold, of course

She’s won 15 gold medals at eight Games.

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Chloe Gray
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Amy Beecham
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Team GB’s first Black female swimmer, Alice Dearing, on the importance of athletes’ mental health

“I never felt like I couldn’t be at that level”

Swimming as a Black woman has so many benefits.
Workouts

“As a Black woman, swimming has taught me to feel good about my body – and it can help you too”

Swimming – like other forms of exercise – can be a tool for becoming your fittest self.

Posted by
Nyima Jobe
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Holiday cottage with a swimming pool
Holidays

11 gorgeous UK holiday homes with swimming pools

Ideal for anyone who wants their next staycation to make a splash...

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Alice Dearing wearing Soul Cap
Wellbeing

Racist decision to ban Afro-friendly swimming caps from Olympics may be overturned

Swim England says the caps are welcome at all of their competitions.

Posted by
Nyima Jobe
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8 of the best outdoor workouts to try this summer
Strength

Too nice outside for the gym? Try one of these 8 outdoor workouts instead

From tennis to bootcamp in the park – and even waterskiing.

Posted by
Alice Barraclough
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Woman in swimming pool
Life

Take the plunge in one of London’s outdoor swimming spots during the heatwave

The ultimate refreshment.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Good American swimwear
Fashion

11 black one-piece swimsuits that can easily double as bodysuits

The enduring appeal of a timeless all-in-one.

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Naomi May
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Hayley Spencer
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12 places to swim outdoors now that the weather is getting warmer

Grab your swimsuit.

A woman wearing goggles and a swimming hat swimming through a lake with grey skies behind her.
Strength

Women are swearing by cold water swimming to improve mood and mental health

How wild swimming has helped women get through lockdown – from boosting self-esteem to creating community.

Posted by
Natalie Gil
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Workouts

Hate the pain of working out? This is why pushing through is so important

It’s not about punishing yourself, but learning to understand your body.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Travel

5 lessons in escapism from explorer Anna McNuff

How to live a great adventure – even under lockdown.

Posted by
Anna McNuff
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Wellbeing

“How I learnt to fail by (almost) swimming The Channel”

Just because you don't pass the finish line, doesn't mean it can't be a win.

Posted by
Maddy Duxbury
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Wellbeing

This inclusive Instagram account is the giving us all the fitness motivation we need right now

Because you don't need to look a certain way to exercise.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Strength

Gyms and indoor pools are reopening on 25 July: here’s what to expect

Welcome to a new reality of workouts and public swimming.

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Anna Brech
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What to eat before and after exercise

How to fuel for and replenish after sport, whether you’re a swimmer, runner or weight lifter.

Ellie Simmons paralympic heads to Madagascar
Travel

Ellie Simmonds finds tranquility off the coast of Madagascar

Five-time Paralympic gold medallist finds a nature-filled adventure with turtles.

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Ellie Simmonds
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