London's Best Lidos

Let's start with the biggest of them all, the largest pool in the UK in fact.  Tooting Bec Lido is open May to September, although membe

Launch of Swim England

The ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) has rebranded to become Swim England.  The former name had some contradictions, the elites were profe

Is the Commonwealth Games open?

The XXI Commonwealth Games will be hosted in the stunning venue of the Gold Coast, Australia with the beautiful Coral Sea lapping at the sho

A step into the unknown

Swimming is a sport with a proud history and heritage.  Swimming was one of only nine sports in the first modern Olympic Games in Athens 189

What is a Marathon Swim?

Marathon Swimming is defined by distance.  Marathon Swims are categorised as anything equal to or greater than 10KM.  There are hundreds of

An enduring history

The pioneers of endurance. The first modern day marathoners were not runners. So, despite marathons being long associated with running, arg

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