I have to confess, I never thought I would be writing a blog about swimming an ice mile but then again 10 years ago I never would have believed that I would have swam 7 channel swims! Why did I do it? I have the ocean swimming to thank for giving me the confidence to […]Read more "Ice Swimming – A New Challenge!"
One of the biggest life changing moments I found when changing my stroke technique was to stop over-head arm rotation in front crawl. Now I do a semi-circle ‘elbow push’, allowing a relaxed forearm and hand. I know this is completely different to what we were all taught. This one element of the stroke instantly took […]Read more "High Elbows BEWARE! (Avoiding shoulder injury)"
For years I never thought about the importance of my head position whilst swimming. I realised the head acts like a boat rudder and depending on what direction or angle your head is, your body will follow.Read more "The Importance of a Still Head"
As a strong believer in the use of your core muscles in swimming as with many other sports, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or SUP), is another I can add to my list! On a recent trip to Portugal I had the opportunity to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding. I know from my good friend Jeremy Laming […]Read more "Paddling your way to fitness!"
I’ve been asked for channel swimming tips quite a bit so thought I would blog some out for you guys which I have learnt over the last 7 channel swims. 1. Decide how much you want to do the swim. Do you think of it every day, are you prepared to spend the time training […]Read more "My Pre Channel Swimming Tips the Ocean Walker way :)"