inspirational swimmers

Swimming Inspiration

i get paid to drown

She swam 6 days a week for months so she could get paid to drown…hear Catherine’s story of how she trained to be a stunt woman…

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a lifelong love of water

Cherry’s mum taught her to swim and instilled a lifelong love of water, from triathlon to SCUBA, freediving and wild swimming. Read Cherry’s story here…

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I finally realised I was never a failure

Competitive swimming made Elliot feel like a failure, but taking it up again in adult life made him realise how good he actually was. Find out how he learned to love swimming again…

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first triathlon at 50 then i competed for team gb

Max signed up for his first triathlon at the age of 50 as a “bucket list challenge” and ended up competing for Team GB! Read his story here…

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A corporate triathlon re-ignited Jess’ interest in swimming, but she learned that you don’t have to be perfect to enjoy swimming. Read her story here…

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how personal problems affect your ability to learn

Understanding how personal problems were inhibiting her in the pool helped turn this swimmer from zero to triathlon hero!

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my daughter lost interest in swimming so I joined the class!

When Sophie Reid lost interest in swimming, mum Veronika had an ingenious idea…

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i fell in the pool and overcame my fear

Sometimes, problems can be overcome in unexpected ways!

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when superman got rescued

The first time he swam in a lake, he was rescued….then he took part in the biggest triathlon in the world!

We chat to Michael Penning – Triathlon Superman!

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british military diving

We chat to Captain Joshua Thomas about what it’s like to work as a diver for the British Army and the swim skills you need…

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how to be a stunt double

Performing stunts on film and television is an exciting job and a great way to use your swim skills!

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the right way to run

Christopher McDougall’s book Born to Run (2010) taught me a valuable lesson about the “right way” to train…

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it's never too late to start

If you’re coming to swimming later in life and wondering what options are out there for competing or whether it’s possible to achieve a decent result, let me introduce you to Chrissie Wellington…

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