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Blog: February 2014

JUST STARTING OUT So you've decided to get fit by swimming. Here are a few tips to help you on your swim journey WHY SWIM? Swimming is the complete fitness solution. OPEN WATER SWIMMING To get started with open water swimming in the UK, find out about local swimming spots, look online in guide books to help you on your way. TRAINING TIPS We want you to fully enjoy your training and, if you are building up to an event, prepare you for your big day in the best way possible. WHAT TO WEAR? It's important that you wear the right gear for outdoor swimming. Keep reading to find out more. FUEL This section will arm you with the information you need to combine healthy eating and drinking with your training. MAKING A SPLASH ON HER BIRTHDAY Whether you’re 60 or 16, every now and then we all need a push in the right direction. This summer Sheila Collins will have her sister to thank when she stands in the centre of Manchester in a wetsuit before diving into Salford Quay. SWIMMING AFTER HIGH TIBIAL OSTEOTOMIES When the alarm rings and you struggle to move out from beneath the duvet, do you think of the snooze button or the laps you’re about to do in the pool? SWIMMING SCARED? NOT ANY MORE! On Saturday 19 July more than 2,000 people will be heading to the North West to participate in the seventh staging of the Great Manchester Swim.