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Mental mindset for open water swimming by #TeamSelkie Nick Murch

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Mental mindset for open water swimming by #TeamSelkie Nick Murch
I am an open water swimmer with many successful swims under my belt – but no DNF (Did not finish) to my name yet – although I have come close on a couple of occasions. In my ‘spare time’ I work in a hospital and help teach ‘non technical’ skills such as communication, teamwork and mental biases. ...
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Winter is coming! by TeamSelkie Matthew Davenport

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Winter is coming! by TeamSelkie Matthew Davenport
The water was 13’C, calm and still on the surface, the sun had broken over the mountain and I was in the finishing straight of the Tal-y-llyn BIG 10km swim, not even feeling the chill of the water. To me it was confirmation that I was a winter swimmer and validation of everything I had done in sw...
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I found the gear to extend my season by guest blogger Sarah Riley

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I found the gear to extend my season by guest blogger Sarah Riley
I’ve been cold for as long as I can remember; my parents tell stories of me shivering violently and turning purple in a matter of minutes when taking me swimming as a baby, even in the heated children’s pool at our local leisure centre. That’s not to say I never feel warm, I do, but it takes high...
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Sunrise Chaser by guest blogger Keri Hutchinson

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Sunrise Chaser by guest blogger Keri Hutchinson
As an outdoor swimmer, I’ve lost count of the times that someone has said “ Ooh that’s not for me!” after I’ve enthusiastically regaled them with tales of my latest swim exploits. This is never truer than when the tale is about my latest swim at sunrise. My sunrise swimming habit came about quite...
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This is not a Suits vs. Skins debate – by #TeamSelkie Matthew Davenport

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This is not a Suits vs. Skins debate – by #TeamSelkie Matthew Davenport
I’ve never really been an advocate of the suits versus skins debate that seems to be the kind of thing swimmers chat about when they either have a brand new wetsuit they want to talk about, or its winter and there is a mischievous sense of getting one up on the people in neoprene.  My diplomatic ...
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Going with the flow by #TeamSelkie Matthew Davenport

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Going with the flow by #TeamSelkie Matthew Davenport
Almost every outdoor patch of water has some form of flow, whether it is driven by the moon, the wind, the tide or the laws of gravity.  Someone has even written a book about it ‘How to read water’ by Tristan Gooley, which ironically is quite a dry read.  The most obvious places to see or feel th...
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