Old content from 24th September 2008 to 17th May 2017

Club Social 23 May 2017

Tues 23 May is the first Club Social of our openwater season at Shore Road, Poole. Please bring some food and /or drink to share and stay and have a chat after your swim. Happy swimming!

Preparing for Open Water Competitions

85 entries have been received so far for the SW [and Dorset] Open Water Championships 2017 which take place in Weymouth on 24 June. Unfortunately not many swimmers have signed up for the Region’s introductory Open Water Swimmer Development course which is now at risk of being cancelled.

Your coach may already have discussed with you race tactics such as dolphining, drafting, bodysurfing, impeding, negative splitting, railroading, sheltered-side breathing, slip streaming and more. You may already be putting other specialty moves unique to open water racing into your training preparations in open water conditions ahead of the competition.

Or you may have considered just turning up to swim without such knowledge, not practised in open water conditions, which is inadvisable, or never swum in a wetsuit.

British Triathlon Top Tips – Swimming

Hear the top tips from British Triathlon athletes on how to improve your swimming. From focusing on technique to finding a the right wetsuit, get clued up on how to excel in the water.

Interview with Peter Stoychev

Colin Hill of Chillswim catches up with Open Water Swimming Champion Peter Stoychev in Bulgaria. Peter talks about the first sub 7 hr English Channel Swim and his life in open water swimming events.

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