Finding inspiration by Jon Greenwood #Teamselkie

#TEAMSELKIE  30th July 2018

It’s been a strange year training wise to this point : for the first time in many years I hadn’t set myself a major goal in terms of swimming events. Concentrating on getting stronger on dry land had left me somewhat rudderless in terms of direction in the water. It was unexpected, the lack of […]

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END-WET 2018 Race Report – By Sam McNair “Swimstory” #TeamSelkie

#TEAMSELKIE  18th July 2018

People have asked me why I decided to swim 36 miles in one go. The answer is simple: Copeland is swimming it, so I have to swim it too. END-WET is the shorthand name for the Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test. It’s a 36-mile/58 km race on the Red River bordering North Dakota and […]

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‘The mermaid of the Bangla Channel’ – Becky Horsbrugh #TeamSelkie

#TEAMSELKIE  15th February 2018

It’s not often a swim can make you a hero and an inspiration in another country. But that is exactly what happened to me recently after I successfully completed the 16km Bangla Channel swim in the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh. In earlier blogs I have detailed my visit to the country last summer. Around […]

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Wye Wye Wye Delemaah – A review of the inaugural Wild Wye Swim – Nick Murch #TeamSelkie

#TEAMSELKIE  1st December 2017

Wye Wye Wye Delemaah – A review of the inaugural Wild Wye Swim I saw the swim advertised online and applied in the window I saw the condition a wetsuit must be worn She was my wye swim As I found out skins were not fair I went out of my mind My, my, my, […]

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Digging deep for winter – Alina Warren #TeamSelkie

#TEAMSELKIE  23rd November 2017

I don’t know how all my fellow swimmers feel, but as someone who is swimming through winter, nobody seems to want to join me! Winter swimming becomes a lonely cold place, and I have to start relying on my mind to carry me through training sessions. I rely much more on motivations such as food/warmth […]

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My big Marathon swim – Becky Horsbrugh – #TeamSelkie

#TEAMSELKIE  15th November 2017

My big Marathon swim If someone had said to me six months ago how about swimming 10 kilometres in a pool, my response would have been along the lines of not on your nellie, or something less polite. However after deciding to do a 16 kilometre swim in Bangladesh in January I realised there were […]

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Lessons Learnt Racing – Andrew Horsfall-Turner – #TeamSelkie

#TEAMSELKIE  20th October 2017

This is my first Blog post for #teamselkie so I thought I would quickly introduce myself and then talk a little about some of the lessons I have learnt while competing in Open Water Events. My name is Andrew Horsfall-Turner, I am a 23-year-old Open Water Swimmer originally from Sussex and currently living in Swansea, […]

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Marginal Blames – Minimising Failure and Learning from Mistakes – Nick Murch – TeamSelkie

#TEAMSELKIE  20th September 2017

Failure is a dirty word, but should be embraced. Much more is learned from failure of systems than from success. The key to a success is, in my humble opinion, choosing when and where that failure can happen: Preferably not on the day of a big swim (­Failure), but in training, when failure should be […]

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Thames Marathon Training – Data and Food – Jon Greenwood – Team Selkie

#TEAMSELKIE  23rd August 2017

This weekend saw The Thames Marathon – an event that has completely taken over the last few months of my life – in a good way ! As I have mentioned before this has been the main focus for my training this year and represented a large leap up in distance and intensity in training […]

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Swim teaching in Bangladesh – Becky Horsbrugh – Team Selkie

#TEAMSELKIE  27th July 2017

As I’ve outlined in previous blogs, last year I was a bit ill for several months. I spent a great deal of time recuperating at home before returning, finally, back to work and some semblance of a normal life (and a return to swimming). That gave me plenty of time to think about what I […]

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