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SPOTLIGHT ON… LEFKADA
29 April 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON… LEFKADA

Rich in culture, Lefkada, a stunning and rather interesting island, is home to isolated beaches, sheltered bays with dozens of caves, peaceful country villages and warm turquoise waters with rich marine life, well worth visiting. During the 7th Century BC the island was colonised by the Corinthians who...

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SPOTLIGHT ON… SANTORINI
14 April 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON… SANTORINI

Santorini one of the most popular and stunning islands of the whole Mediterranean, was physically shaped by the 16th century B.C. volcanic eruption, creating an enormous tsunami which also contributed to the demise of the Minoan civilisation on Crete, 120 Km away...

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SPOTLIGHT ON… ITHACA
10 April 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON… ITHACA

Ithaca is a truly stunning place to visit; a beautiful green island, home to large areas of olive groves, vineyards and an amazing coastline with rock formations that are made up of Mother of pearl and limestone. Whilst on the trip you will have the opportunity to visit coves, caves, and other wonderful locations which are inaccessible by road and have only been visited by a few people over the years. It truly is an unforgettable journey...

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SWIMMING IN GUERNSEY  BY CATE - OUR BIG BLUE SWIM GUIDE
18 March 2021

SWIMMING IN GUERNSEY BY CATE - OUR BIG BLUE SWIM GUIDE

Well, for me, I’m lucky enough to wear many different costumes in my working life (not just the lycra kind) after giving up my full-time position as a Science teacher. Some days I am a cycling instructor, developing confidence in children on the road, whilst other days I am working with HGV drivers who are...

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SPOTLIGHT ON… CRETE
15 March 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON… CRETE

The island of Crete has become one of the most popular areas in Greece. Its crystal clear waters, rich and diverse 9000 year history and stunning beaches not to mention the eclectic cuisine are just some...

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A SWIMMING JOURNEY BY NOA -  OUR BIG BLUE SWIM GUIDE
07 March 2021

A SWIMMING JOURNEY BY NOA - OUR BIG BLUE SWIM GUIDE

Our Big Blue guides certainly cannot wait to get back into the waters with you this summer, supporting your open water swimming journey in Greece. One of our more ‘senior’ guides, Noa, currently lives in Crete and is lucky enough to take in the stunning views of the island every day. Noa has had an interesting swimming journey throughout his life, (particularly when he met an ex-navy...

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NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGES!  BY ALY -  OUR BIG BLUE SWIM GUIDE
28 February 2021

NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGES! BY ALY - OUR BIG BLUE SWIM GUIDE

After our Big Blue Swim Guide, Greg shared his interesting experience swimming in the cold waters of Scotland, we invited another one of our wonderful guides, Aly to share the new year challenge she set herself for 2021. Aly lives in Zimbabwe, which is a land-locked country, but that’s where swimming pools come in...

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winter swimming in scotland - by greg hincks our Big Blue Guide
19 February 2021

winter swimming in scotland - by greg hincks our Big Blue Guide

Our guides love what they do but, of course, it’s not a job they do all year round! You might be wondering what a Big Blue Guide does during the ‘off-season’ period, away from the warm, calm waters of Crete, Santorini or the Ionian Sea...

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POOL vs OPEN WATER SWIMMING -  DIFFERENCES, BENEFITS & PREPARATION
05 February 2021

POOL vs OPEN WATER SWIMMING - DIFFERENCES, BENEFITS & PREPARATION

Have you ever thought about getting out of the pool and diving headfirst into open water? If you have already taken the plunge, we can imagine you have noticed distinct differences between...

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SWIMRUN - WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
21 January 2021

SWIMRUN - WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

This year The Big Blue Swim is thrilled to be offering a bespoke Swimrun training camp in collaboration with coach Jack Maitland and The Sports Ashram. The event will begin at the end of May on the Greek islands of...

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DRYLAND SWIMMING - HOW YOU CAN STILL PRACTICE YOUR TECHNIQUE DURING POOL CLOSURES
07 January 2021

DRYLAND SWIMMING - HOW YOU CAN STILL PRACTICE YOUR TECHNIQUE DURING POOL CLOSURES

The UK and many countries across the world have recently been hit by another national lockdown which has had a direct effect on leisure facilities, inclusive of swimming pools. As avid swimmers, we like to work on our fitness and technique in the water as much as possible and therefore need another outlet to practice!

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OPEN WATER SWIMMING INCREASES DRAMATICALLY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
23 December 2020

OPEN WATER SWIMMING INCREASES DRAMATICALLY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

This year has certainly been challenging, and with most leisure activities closed throughout 2020, it has proven difficult for many people to keep up with their fitness hobbies. However, it certainly hasn’t deterred swimmers who have taken…

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