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Monthly Archives: October 2014


Open Water Swimming and Self Esteem

By |2017-11-23T14:21:02+01:00October 31st, 2014|Blog|

Outdoor activities such as open water swimming can provide coping strategies and well-being in other areas of life a study reveals. Researchers at Bangor University are looking into the positive effects that playing outside may have on you and your self-esteem. The study aims to find out just how taking part in outdoor activities affects [...]

Guided Wild Swim Adventures

By |2017-10-30T12:34:06+01:00October 30th, 2014|News|

Feed your sense of adventure with wild swimming. Swim the Lakes have some fantastic guided wild swim adventures, from morning secret swims to our Adventure Swim Breaks all based in the Lake District nations park, its a natural home for outdoor swimming and is one of the most popular wild swimming destinations in the [...]

Blue Seventy Swim Socks Review

By |2017-08-23T14:08:55+01:00October 29th, 2014|Reviews|

I tried some neoprene swim socks a couple of years ago, it wasn’t very successful, they eventually flipped off my feet and a I lost them in Windermere (not good), to be fair they were probably more suitable for kayaking or similar water activities, rather than as swimming socks. BlueSeventy Neoprene Swim socks I didn’t [...]

Windermere’s Speed Battle

By |2018-01-31T14:22:00+01:00October 17th, 2014|Blog|

The Westmorland Gazette this week (16.10.14) claims there is a 'speed battle' on Windermere as 'fresh calls have been made for the 10 mph nautical speed limit to be lifted' and others want water-skiers banned completely. Although it doesn't say who these 'others' are. The rise in the numbers of open water swimmers using Windermere [...]


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