use your skills

Use Your Skills

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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what is artistic swimming

Artistic Swimming, otherwise known as Synchronised Swimming and historically as “Rhythmic Swimming” is an event where swimmers perform an in-water dance routine either as a pair or as a larger group, judged on the difficulty of the moves as well as the strength and control displayed by each athlete and their ability to move in time with the music and their team mates.

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is it safe to swim in open water?

Every Summer, a news story appears telling people not to swim in open water. Yet the same news outlets promote stories about open water swimming! So, should you or shouldn’t you swim in open water?

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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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paddleboard tricks

We tried Stand Up Paddleboard tricks for the first time…it didn’t go well!

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earth day 2021 paddleboard litter picking

With the support of Watford Borough Council and Veolia, Oshun Swim’s company director joined local paddleboarder Jess Raftery to spend an evening litter picking along the Grand Union Canal for Earth Day 2021.

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flyboarding

Flyboarding is a fun activity, great for teambuilding days and an experience you’ll never forget. But what is it, how does it work and what swim skills do you need to enjoy flyboarding?

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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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films about swimming and watersports

Films and TV can inspire and educate. In this article, we’re compiling a list of movies all related to swimming and other water sports. We’ll be adding to the list so check back later for more!

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set yourself a challenge

Without a focus, swimming can be a bit boring (though of course it can also be quite meditative and relaxing), so set yourself a challenge to stay motivated, committed to exercising or to push yourself a bit harder than usual. Take a look at some of our suggestions…

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city wild swimming a unique lockdown experience

The Coronavirus lockdown of 2020 created a unique opportunity to Wild Swim a post-apocalyptic city…

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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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