Interview with Diana Nyad, Open Water Swimmer

From the archive: In 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming 103 miles in fifty-three hours from Havana to Key West. The film, The Other Shore – The Diana Nyad Story, part of this year’s International…

The SportPursuit Splash & Dash – Round 1

Last weekend was the first round of our multisport swim/race series, the SportPursuit Splash & Dash. With around 150 competitors coming out to the West Reservoir Centre bright and early; we had a great time supporting them in the challenges – and it didn’t take long for our supplies of jelly babies and bananas to…

The SportPursuit Splash – Round 1

 Last weekend, a hardy group of swimmers joined us down on the banks of the West Reservoir Centre in London; to help us kick off our 2013 event season, at Round 1 of the Sport Pursuit Splash! Click here for full event results Click here for the photo album   Arriving at the West Reservoir…

The SportPursuit Splash – Round 1 – Results

  We had a great time hosting the SportPursuit Splash – the inaugural round of our 2013 event series – last weekend! Well done to all who took part! Click here for the full event report Click here to book for the next round Full Event Results The SportPursuit Splash – 3km Place Bib #…

Introducing: The SportPursuit Splash & Dash 2013

Hot on the heels of last month’s announcement of the SportPursuit Open Water Swim Series, we are again proud to announce a new aquathlon event, the SportPursuit Splash and Dash! In conjunction with triathlon event specialists Capital Tri, the aquathlon will be taking place across two dates this summer – 16th June & 11th August…

How to Train in Winter!

In the last few days it’s been fair to say the temperatures have dropped. It’s been less mid-autumn and more all-out winter. In the north, there was even some snow and this unseasonal weather obviously affects training. Clearly if the problem is merely the cold then that can be counter-acted by wearing some well-made baselayers…

Christmas Swimming

For those of you who didn’t quite feel cold enough when getting out of bed this morning, I have a proposition. Winter swimming. Many people associate this time of year with cozy fires, roast dinners and presents. Try telling that to the participants of the Tenby Boxing Day Swim and others around the country. The…

Frenchman to embark on Pacific challenge

A 47-year-old man from France is planning to become the first man in history to swim across the Pacific Ocean, having already been the first person to swim across the Atlantic without any flotation devices in 1998. Benoit Lecomte will set off from Choshi in Japan next spring on a voyage which will mean he…

Thorpedo on the comeback trail

Anyone remember Ian Thorpe? He is the Australian swimmer who is making a comeback to the sport after retiring in 2006 having won five gold medals at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games in Sydney and Athens. Ring any bells? The 29-year-old, nicknamed `Thorpedo, ` was a firm fans’ favourite, but decided not to continue…

New Swim Spas provide top training aid

Fans of the Sky One Sports show `A League of Their Own` might be familiar with what they’re about to see. Below is the new, innovative swimming aid which could revolutionize the way swimmers train for big events in years to come. Endorsed by 14-time Olympic Champion Michael Phelps, the range of Master Spas enables…