Swimming

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Chloë McCardel swims Channel for record-breaking 44th time
Australian marathon swimmer celebrates achievement 12 years after setting out on her first crossing

Alexandra Topping

13, Oct, 2021 @2:48 PM

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’You feel like a child again!’ Would exercising at 5am make you a happier person?
While 99% of us are still fast asleep, members of the Win the Morning, Win the Day movement are throwing themselves into a dawn walk or swim. We join them where it all started, on a beach in Hampshire

Emine Saner

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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How to cycle faster, swim better and conquer pre-race nerves – with advice from Team GB
From Chris Hoy to Ellen White, British Olympians tell you how to up your sporting game

Kate Carter

08, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sporting glory on hold as clubs struggle to cash in on GB’s Olympic success
Funding, facilities and the lockdown hangover take toll on recruitment despite Tokyo uplift

James Tapper

26, Sep, 2021 @6:45 AM

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In at the deep end: the activists plunging into the wild swimming campaign
Despite the huge boom in wild swimming, most of England’s rivers and reservoirs are still out of bounds. Now lobbyists are diving into the debate…

Will Coldwell

19, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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It took my son’s meltdown and a lightbulb moment for me to stop parenting on autopilot | Conal Hanna
I always dealt with my son’s resistance to swimming class with cuddles, reassurance and rewards. Then one day I tried something radical: listening to him and empathising

Conal Hanna

13, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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My wife thought my breaststroke was a joke | Romesh Ranganathan
She offered to teach me but it’s difficult to say things like, ‘Well done, you’re kicking your legs really well!’ without sounding a bit patronising

Romesh Ranganathan

10, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Slipping into a faster lane at the pool is a rush | Coco Khan
It’s taken me four years, but now I slide under that lane divider like a VIP hopping past a club’s red velvet rope

Coco Khan

03, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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In Ireland, lockdown has made us fall in love with the sea
One of the few things Covid did not shut in Ireland was the sea, and from swimming to foraging, it has created a new appreciation of the water

Rory Carroll

31, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The joy of wild swimming and wild camping in the Lake District
The writer’s take on the Eskdale Horseshoe sees England’s highest peak plus plenty of hidden bathing spots, waterfalls and other aquatic gems

Carey Davies

15, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Swimmers denounce increasingly difficult access to UK waterways
Landowners, councils and residents putting measure in place to discourage or ban general public

Ella Foote

12, Aug, 2021 @10:39 AM

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Safer swimming for people and wildlife
Letters: Margaret Dickinson on improving schools’ swimming curriculum. Isabella Stone and Richard Harley on splashing about among endangered wildlife

Letters

03, Aug, 2021 @4:35 PM

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