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Liam Tancock appointed to UKAD Athlete Commission

Monday, 23 July 2018 17:07:29 Europe/London

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Liam Tancock is one of four new athletes to be appointed to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Athlete Commission.

Former World and Commonwealth champion Tancock has been selected for the role alongside Olympic skeleton medallist Laura Deas, multiple British weightlifting champion Jo Calvino and former Gloucester Rugby player James Hudson.

Tancock and his fellow Commission members have been selected based on their commitment to anti-doping and their experience of competing at a national or international level.

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European Swimming Championships 2018: All you need to know

Monday, 23 July 2018 14:32:06 Europe/London

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With the 2018 European Swimming Championships starting in little more than a week, we've put together this handy guide which contains everything you need to know.

From daily event schedules to tv guides and ticket information, we've got all the key information ahead of the seven-day spectacular at Glasgow's TollCross International Swimming Centre.

We have also picked out our top swimmers to watch out for at Glasgow 2018, including ten from Great Britain's team and five from the rest of Europe.

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Posted in News Competitive By Chris Rogers

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With the start of the 2018 European Swimming Championships little more than a week away, we take a look at some of Britain's top medal hopes.

Great Britain is taking a 45-strong squad to Glasgow for the championships, which get under way on Friday, August 3. The team contains an exciting mix of international champions and bright young prospects.

Here, we select 10 British swimmers to keep an eye out for during the seven days of competition at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

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Posted in News Competitive By Chris Rogers

5 colourful and bright swimwear choices for women

Monday, 23 July 2018 09:05:00 Europe/London

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Are you looking to inject some colour into your swimming sessions this summer?

With the heatwave showing no signs of easing up, we've dug out our most colourful swimsuit collection yet so that you can shine as bright as the sun.

We've picked our favourite colourful designs that are made from UV and chlorine-resistant fabrics for a longer life. To get you started with some ideas, we've picked our top five colourful swimsuits.

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Posted in Swimwear By Chris Rogers

How to avoid headaches while swimming

Friday, 20 July 2018 12:45:00 Europe/London

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Have you ever had a headache caused by your swimming goggles? Many swimmers complain of head pain that come from wearing swim goggles, but this is just one of several causes of swimmers' headache.

Well, it's time this stopped! No swimmer should have to endure a banging head when they're enjoying a dip. It takes all the fun out of what should be a refreshing and invigorating sport or pastime.

So we've highlighted the most common causes of swimming headaches along with some simple tips on how to cure them.

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Posted in Training Equipment By Chris Rogers

Andrew Willis to retire from swimming

Friday, 20 July 2018 10:07:38 Europe/London

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Two-time Olympian Andrew Willis has announced his retirement from competitive swimming.

Willis represented Team GB at London 2012 and Rio 2016, and he's also competed at three Commonwealth Games, claiming a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke at Glasgow 2014.

The 27-year-old has decided against bidding to qualify for a third Olympic Games, and you can read more about his decision here.

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6 of the best Jaked swimwear picks for men and women

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 13:19:08 Europe/London

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Jaked has consistently been at the forefront of swimwear innovation since the company was founded 10 years ago.

In that decade, the Italian brand has develop and refine an exceptional range of race suits and training swimwear.

Lots of our customers are choosing Jaked swimwear as their number one training choice, so we're featuring three of our most popular Jaked training swimsuits in both the men's and women's ranges.

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Posted in Swimwear By Chris Rogers

James Guy Academy an incredible opportunity for young swimmers

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:44:06 Europe/London

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James Guy is looking to mentor up to eight of Britain's brightest swimming prospects as part of an exciting new swimming academy.

Guy is looking for swimmers between the ages of 12 and 16 who can demonstrate his core values of dedication, commitment, hard work and a willingness to give back to other swimmers or the community.

His new JG Academy will meet two or three times a year for members to receive training, support and advice from the 22-year-old Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist. Read more to find out how you can apply.

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Posted in News Training By Chris Rogers

What is the best swimming watch to track your swim?

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 11:41:29 Europe/London

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The rapid rise in quality of swimming watches over the past few years has provided swimmers with more accurate training data than they've ever had before.

Specialist waterproof watches for swimming can now measure everything from laps, strokes, distance and speed to swimming efficiency, duration, sets, rest time and calories.

We stock specialist swim trackers which can help swimmers of all standards. This article highlights our two favourite swimming watches, and how you can get the most out of them.

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Posted in Training Equipment Videos By Chris Rogers

Great British Swim: 500,000 strokes done, 2 million more to make

Monday, 16 July 2018 16:59:36 Europe/London

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The challenge of making 500,000 swim strokes in Britain's cold open waters is taking its toll on the shoulders of open water swimmer Ross Edgley.

Edgley is now 43 days into his Great British Swim adventure around the coast of mainland Britain, but he's had to shorten his swims as he navigates his way from Wales to Ireland so he can treat his overworked shoulders.

The 32-year-old estimates he still has two million more strokes to make, so physio and recuperation times are playing a vital role in his strategy this week.

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Posted in News By Chris Rogers
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