29 February 2012

Big Blue at H2Open Day

Big Blue at H2Open Day

The Big Blue will feature at the H2Open Day on 28th April 2012. We will be fronting an exciting stand with stacks of information about our holidays and some special Greek treats for visitors.

The H2Open Day is your early season opportunity to test out the water, see the latest kit and talk to open water swimming coaches and experts. Whether you’re a casual open water swimmer, racer, long-distance specialist or swim tourist they’ll be something there for you. We will have coached swimming sessions, free swimming and a programme of entertaining and informative speakers. For the competitively minded there will be a 750m training race for you to gauge the success (or otherwise) of your winter training.

The day includes:

Exhibition space - we’ll be inviting leading open water swimming brands to come and demonstrate their latest kit and services

Equipment testing - try out wetsuits and other kit (in a lake, expected water temperature 10-14 degrees!)

Open water swimming demonstrations - watch expert swimmers demonstrate starts, turns, drafting and great open water swimming technique

Talks and presentations - hear from the experts (see list of speakers below)

Coached open water session - get in some pre-season practice

Training race - a low key 750m no-pressure practice race

Speakers include:

Nick Adams, President of the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation, on ‘Becoming a long-distance swimmer’

Colin Hill, Marathon Swimming Technical Manager for the 2012 Olympic Games, on ‘Bringing Olympic open water swimming to Hyde Park’

Mark Bayliss, ultra-endurance athlete, on preparing for his London to Paris challenge where he’s attempting to become the first person to complete the swim portion without a wetsuit.

Dan Bullock, head coach with Swim for Tri, on ‘Swimming faster in open water’

Joel Enoch, sports scientist and H2Open nutrition editor, for a Q&A on swimming nutrition.

We look forward to seeing you there. For more information:


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