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Hands up - who wants to be a Marathon Swimmer?

The FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Series is an annually staged elite-level competition organised in over 9 locations. It and takes places in either fresh water or sea and the next stop will be in the Seychelles. On 20 May 2018, the event location in Beau Vallon will be filled with swimmers from all over the world. Take a tour of the hotels, the training pool and the beautiful venue …
Date: 17:12:57 28.03.2018
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Marathon

WS More or Less: Swimming World Records

World Records are being set at a much faster rate in swimming than in other sports. At the Rio Olympics, British swimmer Adam Peaty managed to break the Men's 100m breaststroke world record twice in two days. Tim Harford speaks to swimming coach, Rick Madge, about the reasons swimmers keep getting better results in the pool. WS More or Less: Swimming World RecordsWorld Records are being …
Date: 15:26:44 05.03.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  Olympics

WS More or Less: Swimming World Records

World Records are being set at a much faster rate in swimming than in other sports. At the Rio Olympics, British swimmer Adam Peaty managed to break the men's 100m breaststroke world record twice in two days. Tim Harford speaks to swimming coach, Rick Madge, about the reasons swimmers keep getting better results in the pool. Also, science writer Christie Aschwanden makes the case for …
Date: 15:40:29 24.09.2016
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Olympics

Beth French tackles Seven Oceans Swim Challenge

Milverton's Beth French was the first person to ever swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly - and now she is preparing to take another record-breaking dip in the ocean. The mother-of-one, who had to use a wheelchair as a teenager, will try to complete 7 of the world's toughest swims in a single calendar year - something that's never been done before! She's been talking to BBC …
Date: 16:50:22 26.03.2016
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Marathon, Endurance

Swimming World Biweekly - February 10, 2016

Swimming World Biweekly - February 10, 2016   The importance of female coaches features exploring the racial disparities in competitive swimming; Mount St. Mary’s to add Men’s Swimming and Diving; a letter to my swimming classmates; Sarah Sjostrom runs roughshod over Swedish Grand Prix with 6 wins; the importance of female coaches; Michael Phelps - Matt Grevers duel leads …
Date: 15:06:26 11.02.2016
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Masters, Phelps, Coaching

PCS Seminar – Dr Karen Throsby

Dr Karen Throsby is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. View video of the PCS Seminar, held at the University of Bath, entitled 'Making it count: Marathon swimming, quantification and the problem of "realness" (45m 30s)
Date: 11:12:52 08.09.2015
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Marathon