Swimming

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Learning to swim as an adult for confidence boosting

“Learning to swim as an adult has helped me to build back confidence in myself”

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Sanmeet Kaur
  • 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”

  • 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

  • Sarah Storey with her gold medal at Tokyo 2020
    Strength

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

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Alice Dearing is the UK's first elite Black swimmer
Wellbeing

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”

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Amy Beecham
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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.

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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...

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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.

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Nyima Jobe
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Alice Barraclough
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Too nice outside for the gym? Try one of these 8 outdoor workouts instead

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

Woman in swimming pool
Life

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

The ultimate refreshment.

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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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woman swimming in a lake
Workouts

12 places to swim outdoors now that the weather is getting warmer

Grab your swimsuit.

Posted by
Hayley Spencer
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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.

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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.

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Anna McNuff
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Maddy Duxbury
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“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.

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.

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Woman cooking after exercise
Life

What to eat before and after exercise

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

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Stylist Team
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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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benefits of cold water swimming
Long Reads

Why cold water swimming is the ultimate way to practise mindfulness

“You’re there. Alive. Uncomfortable. Aware of everything around you as well as what’s going on in your body.”

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Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan
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Ella Foote on being judged for her body size.
Life

An open letter to every plus-size swimmer who’s afraid of being mocked at the pool

It’s time to put an end to body-shaming once and for all, says swimmer Ella Foote.

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Ella Foote
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Megan Murray
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“I got naked for a naturist swimming session and this is my very honest review”

Where are all the other women at?

Swimply
Travel

Airbnb for swimming pools is here to help you have the summer of your dreams

No pool? No problem. A new app wants to help connect swimming fans with empty pools over the summer.

Posted by
Hannah-Rose Yee
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