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Scilly Isle Swim – who would have had thought it ! By #TeamSelkie Jane Ablet

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Scilly Isle Swim – who would have had thought it ! By #TeamSelkie Jane Ablet
I laugh so much when I say, ‘My Journey to Swim the Scilly Isles.’ It always sounds so serious and no fun at all, when actually Open Water Swimming is the thing I have had the most fun with ever. Why do I love it so much? Well, basically everything, whether it's being quiet and peaceful in a body...
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My cave by #TeamSelkie Stephen Peters

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My cave by #TeamSelkie Stephen Peters
I have swam and been in and out the water from an early age; in the sea, rivers, canals and swimming pools too of course.Swimming has always been something I was able to do relatively well and enjoy. It never failed to put a smile on my face and cheered me up when I was feeling down. It allowe...
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‘Making a good PHIST of it – an ice swimming adventure’ by guest blogger Alan Stickland

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‘Making a good PHIST of it – an ice swimming adventure’ by guest blogger Alan Stickland
With next month’s IWSA Winter Swimming World Championships in Lake Bled, Slovenia almost upon us, thoughts turn to my first trip to the World Champs in Tallinn in 2018. It was early 2018 and we were enjoying some fairly Baltic conditions courtesy of the ‘Beast from the East’, all of which were b...
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Charity Challenge

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Charity Challenge
SUPPORTING CHARITY CHALLENGESSelkie’s New Year’s Resolution is to support a number of enthusiasts who are taking on a personal outdoors challenge for Charity. We would love to help out with some Selkie kit,  advice, and tips through our network of outdoors adventurers and Team Selkie. And to hel...
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Tips for long distance relays by guest blogger Dee Newell

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Tips for long distance relays by guest blogger Dee Newell
Last year Dee swam the English Channel, she swam from Robben Island to Cape town and was a member of a 6 person relay to swim across the Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin. This year, in February, she will attempt to be the first Irish woman to swim an ice km in Antarctica. Her main goal with all...
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Tribal gathering by #TeamSelkie Keri Hutchinson

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Tribal gathering by #TeamSelkie Keri Hutchinson
It’s the summer of 1996, I’m in the midst of very excited chatter and very loud music as I urge my battered old car onwards towards its destination. One of my friends navigates (badly….old school style…with a map) as we chug along towards the venue of a dance music festival called Tribal Gatherin...
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