Sea Lanes Brighton, the UK’s first beachside National Open Water Swimming Centre, will open to members of the public from 2nd June. Located on Brighton beech, the 50m, 6-lane outdoor pool … Read more
Scheduled to take place on the final Saturday of July, the Brighton Pier Open Water Swim is a 1200m, timed race around the historic Brighton Palace Pier. Starting on the … Read more
As the second-largest German speaking city and former centre of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Vienna’s urban landscape is iconic. Freud, Beethoven and Mozart called the city home, streets composed of Baroque … Read more
Venturing inland from coastal Philadelphia to Pittsburgh is its kind of Pennsylvanian pilgrimage, a routing through which the passages of the industrialisation of the United States became fully realised. At … Read more
Located 50 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, a sprawling metropolitan area with a friendly, but hard working atmosphere. … Read more
Will Ross, August 25, 2017
There comes a point when no kind of vented top or fanning technique will keep you cool during the Austrian summer. In Vienna for a long weekend in June 2016, … Read more
Head to the robust “zuerich.com” URL to find the suitably described “Seebad Utoquai – The Historic Swimming Area on the Right Bank of Lake Zurich”. The ambiguity of “Right” is … Read more
Given that the Northern hemisphere’s multisport hotspots are shrouded in winter by the time November arrives, a stroll down to Sydney’s Bondi Beach at this time of year could well mean putting … Read more
There is perhaps no better way to vent post-election stress than to explore the abundant lakes, rivers and waterfalls that fall within our newly elected constituencies. Over the last 15 years, legislation … Read more
Wedged in the south-east corner of Switzerland, the canton of Graubünden is perfectly teed up for wild swimming. Rushing rivers throw cool alpine meltwater down the valleys, passing through the … Read more
On the south side of London’s Serpentine is its cosy lido, a 100m by 30m stretch of water reserved for swimmers. Considering its location and access, the lido is remarkable … Read more
The final Great Swim Series event of the year took place on a beautifully sunny September day in Strathclyde National Park. Scotland’s usual cold weather kindly abated for the weekend, making for a spectacular swim and an enjoyable day for the nearly 2,000 participants and their supporters.
When you are ready to graduate from your boardshorts, make the right choice and buy a pair of MacKeene beach shorts. Test them in your local store and reap the benefits for evermore.
Will Ross, August 26, 2011
As technology takes a greater hold on the way we run our lives, it’s no surprise that adventure brands are jumping on the digital band wagon to enhance user experience. To bring their adventure software in line with established platforms from other watch manufacturers, Suunto released Movescount, their version of performance tracking. As well as updating training data features, Suunto introduced a neat social networking element to enhance the Movescount product. Here I’ll outline some of the key features, and guide you through the process of setting up an account.
Found on the northern edge of Spain’s Costa Brava in the heart of Dalí country, Hostal Spa Empúries has recently furnished its way to the top end of eco-chic tourism, becoming … Read more
The Suunto T6d is described by the manufacturer as a ‘sports laboratory on your wrist’ and it’s an apt description for a watch that is compatible with a variety of … Read more
The Isle of Arran lies in the Firth of Clyde, nestled on the west coast of the Scotland. Often described as a “Scotland in Miniature”, Arran’s geography mirrors the Scottish … Read more
The Helix is one of a range of suits from Blueseventy, designed for swimmers with “natural buoyancy”. It is a highly flexible suit, giving a more natural feel to swimming than the other stiffer suits.
Following events in Suffolk and Salford, the 2011 Great Swim Series swung north to England’s largest lake and premium open water swim location, Lake Windermere. With a completed swim at … Read more
After Charlie Morris’ participation in the Great Swim at Salford, I headed to Ipswich in Suffolk to check out the next event in the Great Swim series, the Great East Swim. Keep an eye out for this event next year and in the mean time get some practice in the remaining events of the Great Swim series – London and Strathclyde.