Interview with Tom Kean

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

Tom’s early morning swim has lead to a rapidly growing open-water swimming business


Interview: Lynne Cox and Meghan Wren

Jan 20th, 2016 | By

WHYY Public Media: Lynne Cox on open water swimming; and Meghan Wren on swimming across the Delaware Bay


Paddy and Mick – Swimming and Philosophy

Jun 16th, 2015 | By

Fi Glover introduces a conversation between men who share an interest in mindfulness and meditation, and who also brave the icy waters of Northern Ireland’s lakes, rivers and seas. Another chat in The Listening Project series on BBC Radio 4.


The long crawl to France

Nov 9th, 2014 | By

Find out what goes into to becoming an English Channel swimmer!


Sport Relief 2014 on BBC Radio Solent

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

BBC Radio Solent’s Bob Diggles swam in the four ‘mouths’ of the South: Portsmouth, Yarmouth, Bournemouth and Weymouth, ran up the highest hills in south Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight, and cycled the 250 miles in between… all in one week for Sport Relief 2014!


How to spot a rip in the surf

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By

Radio National Breakfast brought together three experts to discuss Surf Life Saving Australia’s latest education campaign: warning swimmers what to do if they get caught in a rip at the beach. The main message from that campaign, swim parallel to the beach, turned out to be quite a controversial one, and the panel discussion generated a lot of emails.

One of the experts said the best way to survive a rip current was not to get caught in one in the first place. But how do you spot a rip?


Open Water, Open Country

Dec 18th, 2010 | By

East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club’s Seahorse Swim raised money to support the work of the Studland Seagrass and Seahorse Study Group.

For BBC Radio Four’s ‘Open Country’ , Helen Mark was in Dorset to hear how the area around Studland Bay could be affected by a proposed Marine Conservation Zone and how one resident has stirred up passions locally.


Open Water Talk

Jan 11th, 2010 | By

Terry Laughlin was interviewed on LA Talk Radio’s “The Simon Gowen Triathlon Show.” In the segment Terry speaks about Total Immersion’s approach to open water swimming, and what that means in the context of triathlon.

Also on the show were guests Daniel Coyle, author of ‘The Talent Code,’ and open water coaches Gerry Rodrigues and Steve Munatones.

Listen to the show in its entirety, or visit iTunes podcasts and search “Simon Gowen.”


6th Annual Henley Swim 2009

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

4:30am on Sunday 28 June 2009

168 of 170 swimmers completed the course. First time entrant Greg White from Marlow was first to finish in 27m 33s. The event is now so popular that some entrants had to be turned away as it was over subscribed – this contrasts with the 3 that competed in the first year!


6th Annual Black Sheep Henley Swim

Jun 23rd, 2009 | By

4:30am 28 June 2009

10 years ago it probably would not have been possible to hold this event in the River Thames because of pollution. The Thames has improved considerably and previous races have also featured elite athletes such as Karen Pickering.

There are plans to cover the 2009 swim live on . If you are attending the regatta, the station broadcasts 24 hours a day on 87.7FM within an 8 mile radius of Henley-on-Thames.


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