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First Stage of the Winter Swimming World Cup, Latvia by #TeamSelkie Matthew Davenport

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First Stage of the Winter Swimming World Cup, Latvia by #TeamSelkie Matthew Davenport
In November I travelled to Latvia for Stage 1 of the Winter Swimming World Cup , the annual opener of a competition series that takes swimmers around the world. Thankfully there are no qualification stages so swimmers of all abilities can take part. The competition for the medal places, however, ...
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Not medical advice – just some things to think about – Nick Murch – #TeamSelkie

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Not medical advice – just some things to think about – Nick Murch – #TeamSelkie
This is not medical advice, just some of my musings. It is not 100 exhaustive but may be useful. Medical things to be aware of whilst preparing / training / for medical sign off. Declare anything of relevance to the person signing your medical and in self declaration for event. In particular, in ...
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What a difference a tide makes by Stuart Hacker

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What a difference a tide makes by Stuart Hacker
All of the best stories have more than one chapter! I have been searching for a quote to sum up my feelings after finally becoming a Channel swimmer… Look no further than Chuck Norris : “I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have t...
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There is no I in TEAM, but there is a Ta from Me – by #TeamSelkie Nick Murch

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There is no I in TEAM, but there is a Ta from Me – by #TeamSelkie Nick Murch
When I speak to people about marathon swimming they think it’s a solo sport. “It’s amazing how you can do all that on your own!” They couldn’t be farther from the truth. I am indebted to some of the unsung heroes in ultramarathon open water swimming, some of who I’ve name checked below, but many ...
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Nutrition plans for Marathon Swims by Nicholas Murch

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Nutrition plans for Marathon Swims by Nicholas Murch
After my blog on nutrition for Teamselkie last year, people have asked me what I have used during a swim. So I have decided to share my nutrition plan for both split swims like the Champion of Champions and Geneva relay (hourish long swims, few hours rest) and the North Channel – likely 12 hours ...
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Nutrition in Long Distance swimming: Bonker’s behaviour? – Nick Murch – #TeamSelkie

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Nutrition in Long Distance swimming: Bonker’s behaviour? – Nick Murch – #TeamSelkie
There is little less in endurance sport that divides opinion as much as the subject of nutrition. So I thought I would put my feelings down to enable others to benefit from what I have learned in my open water swimming and medical career to date. I have done three recognised extreme marathon swim...
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