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Category: General

The Great North Swim 2019 – how you can get involved

March 13, 2019

The Great North Swim is back for another year and is set to be an even bigger hit than last year! To improve the experience for everyone, this year, swimmer’s will be asked to pick the distance they want to swim and their time slot to make the event run smoothly and limit the amount of people in the water. The Great North Swim is the largest open-water swimming event in Europe and will be taking place in Brockhole on Windermere at the Lake...

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Ross Edgley completes the Great British Swim

March 13, 2019

Ross Edgley has been on a monumental, life-changing adventure and has become the first person ever to swim around mainland Great Britain. After a whopping 157 days at sea, Ross Edgley has returned to Margate, the same spot he began his journey. He’s managed to navigate his way around the UK (literally) on nothing more than his own will power and muscle strength. Ross rested on a support boat and didn’t step foot on land until the day he...

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Malaysia stripped of hosting 2019 Para Swimming Championships

March 13, 2019

The International Paralympic committee have announced that Malaysia will no longer be hosting the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for refusing to let Israelis compete. Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, made the decision to ban athletes due to what Kuala Lumpur sees as Israel’s poor treatment of Palestinians. The event was due to take place 29th July. The decision was condemned by the Israeli, saying it was ‘shameful and totally...

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3 of the toughest swimming challenges in the UK

March 13, 2019

Are you a swimmer who pushes themselves and enjoys a challenge? Here are 3 of the toughest swims in the UK that’ll really get your blood pumping. 24-hour swim – June 22nd & 23rd 2019 The 24-hour swim is one of the toughest swimming challenges around and definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted. This trying event takes place in Loch Venechar in Central Scotland and involves you swimming a mile in the loch every hour – for a whole...

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Welcome to the new look SwimClub Manager

October 25, 2017

Believe it or not, SwimClub Manager has just turned 9 years old! Yep, we started way back in 2008. How time flies... To celebrate, we're giving the website and blog a facelift. This is also a good chance for us to do some general housekeeping. In the not so distant past, you may remember that we moved our blog from the Blogger platform to WordPress. We've nothing against the WordPress platform, but we wanted to move to something based around the...

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