Swimming

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Hemp bikinis and natural rubber wetsuits: the most sustainable swimwear options for summer
Designers are increasingly experimenting with alternatives to fossil fuel-derived fabrics but even the best ones have pros and cons

Lucianne Tonti

27, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Most inland bathing spots in England have unsafe pollution levels, report finds
Surfers Against Sewage finds 60% of representative sample of popular locations are unsafe for swimming

Helena Horton Environment reporter

21, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A new start after 60: I became a lifeguard – and find every day mind-blowing
After a health scare, Mark Sadler gave up his work as a train engineer. Now he is working outdoors and has never been happier

Paula Cocozza

16, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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How Roger Deakin’s love of water inspired me
The great nature writer and outdoor swimmer has been a huge inspiration to many with his focus on ponds, lakes and rivers

Patrick Barkham

15, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The big picture: the simple liberation of floating
Anna Boyiazis’s tranquil image captures a group of Muslim girls, previously not allowed to swim, during a lesson

Tim Adams

15, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The trains in Spain put us all to shame | Brief letters
Brief letters: High-speed rail | Drafting Tory policy | An unpredictable electorate | Exercising the right to protest | Shoeless sports

12, Oct, 2023 @3:40 PM

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Cold water swimming helped my body and mind | Letter
Letter: Graeme Fife used to swim in the men’s pond on Hampstead Heath all year round. He says the trick is acclimatisation

03, Oct, 2023 @3:55 PM

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‘Rivers of the sea’: how far from shore can rips really take you?
These mysterious currents are responsible for hundreds of drownings but there is a dangerous degree of complacency about them

Rob Brander

01, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Cure or killer? The rewards – and very real risks – of the cold water plunge
Celebrities, influencers and therapists have all touted the benefits of icy immersion. But last week a coroner told a different story after the death of a woman in Derbyshire

James Tapper

01, Oct, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Cold water immersion therapy: do the benefits outweigh the risks?
The health and wellbeing effects of plunging into icy water are well documented – but how dangerous is it?

Hannah Devlin Science Correspondent

30, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Warm water and $8 hot chips: after six years of waiting does western Sydney’s new pool live up to the hype?
The new Parramatta Aquatic Centre features pleasing curved architecture, but is it worth the $88.6m cost?

Mostafa Rachwani

29, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘It has an addictive element’: the Australians chasing the high of long-distance ice swimming
As more swimmers take the plunge in frigid high-altitude lakes, trainers hope Australia has the potential to shine in the emerging sport on the international stage

Daisy Dumas

03, Sep, 2023 @12:00 AM

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