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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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THE TOP BEACHES IN LEFKADA
13 November 2020

THE TOP BEACHES IN LEFKADA

Lefkada island is perfect for open water swimming as it is surrounded by the beautiful Ionian Sea. The waters here are rich in colour as well as clear, calm and safe.

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The Couple’s Holiday Everybody Should Try
03 April 2020

The Couple’s Holiday Everybody Should Try

Whether you’re a brand new couple or you’ve been together for years and years, going on holiday together is a great way to strengthen your bond and try something new and exciting together.

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5 Health Benefits of Open Water Swimming
19 March 2020

5 Health Benefits of Open Water Swimming

There are numerous open water swimming health benefits that we think swimmers should take advantage of whenever possible.

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Spotlight on Crete
04 March 2020

Spotlight on Crete

The island of Crete has a rich 9,000 year history and is truly a melting pot of ancient cultures. We believe it is a must-visit destination for the open water swimmer...

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How to Swim Further for Longer, Improve Your Swimming Endurance!
27 February 2020

How to Swim Further for Longer, Improve Your Swimming Endurance!

Here are our top tips for those of you who want to swim further for longer.

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Everything You Need to Know Before Booking Your First Swimming Holiday
16 February 2020

Everything You Need to Know Before Booking Your First Swimming Holiday

If you’re used to beach holidays or city breaks you may be wondering what to expect but don’t worry, we’re here to run you through everything you need to know before booking your first swimming holiday.

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Chris's big big birth year celebration
04 July 2019

Chris's big big birth year celebration

Chris from Queensland, Australia was swimming with us in Lefkada at the end of June 2019. Read more about his time there including his advice to himself: always have something light before you swim!

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Susan's Big Blue Experience
14 October 2015

Susan's Big Blue Experience

Swimming has always been my endorphin rush sport of choice. The water's where I go to regain balance when I'm stressed, to escape when life hurts.

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Manchester Expo 2015
17 February 2015

Manchester Expo 2015

Meet The Big Blue Team and talk to one of our guides Chris Malpass, about the fascination of swimming in Lefkada, Greece.

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