Swim Articles

Feelings of panic can creep up on the best of swimmers without warning, whether triggered by fears or from suddenly finding yourself in an unexpected situation, the panic in open water is very real.

Panic increases breathing rate which can lead to hyperventilation.


duncan goodhew

Duncan Goodhew is as instantly recognisable as he is charming; having swum with Duncan in Windermere before, he was kind enough to stop for a chat at the Great North Swim 2012.

Duncan Goodhew won his Gold medal for Great Britain in the 100m breaststroke at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games; he was a ‘star’ of the generation and hasn't stopped using winning ways to benefit others.


Big Winter Windermere Swim with a local flavour

A local relay team swam the whole length of Windermere in just seven hours last Saturday (March 24).

Open water swimming fanatic Mike Hicks from Windermere had a dream to swim the length Windermere in winter with friends, training throughout the winter in temperatures down to 3 degrees C,  a relay team started to emerge with a real local flavour.



The 2012 Olympic Games in London will see Team GB swimmer Keri-Anne Payne take to the open water in Hyde Park for the 10k Open Water Swim marathon.

A Beijing Olympics 2008 Silver medallist and double Open Water World Cup Gold medallist, Keri-Anne Payne is not only our only open water competitor, but she is also the firm favourite to take gold.


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