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So, why wild swimming? by Fay Preene

#TEAMSELKIE  27th September 2018

As this post will show, for me, open water swimming is not just an action or an exercise : it touches on my happiness, my job, the environment and my social life. I have always loved water, that being, in it, on it, beside it or listening to it. Moving to the Lake District alone […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Fay Preene

#TEAMSELKIE  26th September 2018

  I’m Fay, I’m 24 and I live in Bowness-on-Windermere. I have always swam, never in a competitive way, but I have always had a strong love for the water growing up in and around Lake Windermere. Twitter – faypreene Facebook – Fay Preene Instagram – @faypreene What excites me about swimming? Swimming outdoors is […]

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Nutrition plans for Marathon Swims by Nicholas Murch

#TEAMSELKIE  25th September 2018

After my blog on nutrition for Teamselkie last year, people have asked me what I have used during a swim. So I have decided to share my nutrition plan for both split swims like the Champion of Champions and Geneva relay (hourish long swims, few hours rest) and the North Channel – likely 12 hours […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Nicholas Murch

#TEAMSELKIE  21st September 2018

I’m Nick, an internalist/ hospitalist in London who partakes in marathon swims without a wetsuit in my ‘spare time’. My background is one of pool swimming and beach lifeguarding as a teenager, followed by 15 years playing water polo up to an International standard. More recently I have taken up open water and then marathon swimming, […]

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There is a first time for everything by Matthew Davenport

#TEAMSELKIE  20th September 2018

August has been a scorcher, weather wise and swimming wise, for me.  Whilst the sun has been burning through my factor 50 sun cream, I have been burning through swimming achievements. There are many things I achieved in the month of August that I had never achieved before, either because I had never had the […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Matthew Davenport

#TEAMSELKIE  18th September 2018

I’m Matty, I’m 44  and I live near Chester. I’ve worked in the homelessness sector for over twenty years and I swim mostly to relax and let go of the stress my job brings. I learned to swim at school but never took it up until 2 years ago. I swim outdoors all year now, especially […]

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My happy place by Stephen Peters #Teamselkie

#TEAMSELKIE  13th September 2018

Hi my name is Stephen and I’m a Passionate, slightly obsessed open-water swimmer. I have swam from very early age and can never resist the temptation to jump in pretty much any tempting water in sight. About 6 years ago I really got into open water swimming and started competing. Coming from a surfing background […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Stephen Peters

#TEAMSELKIE  11th September 2018

I’m Stephen, I’m 40 and I live in Chichester on the South Coast. I’ve always lived by the sea and I’ve been swimming and enjoying watersports for as long as I can remember. Instagram – @surferswimmerstephen Facebook – Stephen Peters What excites me about swimming? The Adrenalin rush I get before I embark on a […]

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