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Open water Swimming: The joys and the myths

Her Spirit is a global community of like-minded women all getting fitter, stronger and healthier together who believe your mind, body and fuel are intrinsically linked and taking small achievable steps will lead to big changes. Regardless of your ability, location or stage of life Her Spirit has something for everyone.  Join an inclusive bunch of women who believe that being fit and health…
Date: 12:04:41 20.04.2022
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Tips,Mental Health,Motivation

Interview with Team GB's Tokyo bound swimmers

Team GB swimmers Joe Litchfield, Sarah Vasey, James Wilby, Abbie Wood, Matt Rogers and Jacob Whittle competed for the New York Breakers in ISL Season 2. They chat about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the New York Breakers, revealing their daily motivations, favourite strokes, definition of the word success and excitement for the upcoming ISL draft for the third ISL season in the Zoom interview …
Date: 08:14:29 08.05.2021
Categories: General
Keywords:  Olympics,ISL

Swimming with Mel Stewart

In his podcast series Passions in America writer and author, Joe Posnanski, speaks with selected guests about their biggest passions.  In this episode, Joe goes full circle as he's joined by the first athlete he ever covered in Olympic Gold Medalist, Mel Stewart. Mel opens up about his amazing journey to a world record and Olympic gold in the 200m butterfly. Hear the one thing that …
Date: 14:22:42 21.10.2019
Categories: General
Keywords:  Motivation

Training for Swim Events

Simon Griffiths is the founder of Outdoor Swimmer magazine. He takes part in swimming events around the world and this summer he’s planning a 21km swim along a lake in Sweden. In this episode of his Wild Swim podcast, Simon shares his experience of open water swimming events, including how he trains for these big swim challenges, what keeps him motivated during training, and what to …
Date: 13:51:30 31.08.2019
Categories: Open Water
Keywords:  Wild,Training,Motivation,Endurance

The Power of Ritual

The following short film tells the story of Walter Strohmeyer. For almost all of his 90 years Walter has been swimming in the waters at one of those beaches at the end of Young’s Road, off Long Island. Swimming in the ocean, in the same spot, year after year and regardless of the weather, has brought Walter peace and calm and demonstrated that you are only as young as you feel. The …
Date: 20:01:11 13.08.2019
Categories: General
Keywords:  Motivation

Swimming World Biweekly June 6, 2019

In this issue there is a recap of the FINA Champions Series Finals in Indianapolis, an interview with Captain Tom Popp of Navy Water Polo and Annie Lazor wins the 200m breaststroke at the TYR Pro Swim Series, becoming the 9th fastest performer in history. Russia is facing a possible 2020 Olympic ban over allegations of a doping cover-up for high jump champion Danil Lysenko. Japan’s Kosuke…
Date: 12:30:49 12.06.2019
Categories: General
Keywords:  FINA, Health, Entertainment

Swimming World June 2019

This issue features Sweden's legendary superstar Sarah Sjostrom, one of the world’s transcendent female swimmers. Also featured is a preview of the world's best converging on the upcoming 18th FINA World Championships, from 12-28 July 2019 in Kwangju, South Korea. As a bonus, read about the very first FINA World Championships held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1973! Explore the …
Date: 12:28:02 12.06.2019
Keywords:  S&C, College, Nutrition, Training

Volunteering and Well-being

We might all think that volunteering – through meeting new people, learning new skills and getting involved in your community – is good for wellbeing, but is there any evidence that backs this up? And how can charities and organisations measure the wellbeing benefits of their volunteering projects? On 9 February NCVO brought together more than 50 organisations to discuss all this …
Date: 17:20:56 28.04.2018
Categories: General
Keywords:  Volunteering

Motivations of Sport Volunteers in England

Download a review combining the findings of commercial reports and academic research into the motivations of sports volunteers with general theory understanding volunteers and volunteering. 
Date: 14:28:56 16.02.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Volunteering

Taking the 'Con' out of Confidence

SUMO is the culmination of 20 years of work by Paul McGee. View Self-Confidence Podcast 1 - Taking the 'Con' out of Confidence. Dealing with change, building better relationships, developing a resilient attitude to life, maintaining morale and motivation, dealing with stress, inspiring confidence, releasing potential, building character, creating possibilities… these and many …
Date: 14:58:54 03.09.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Confidence