Other swimmers use dolhins and sharks are animal motifs, I use cartoon skunk Pepe Le Pew, who always keeps going

Advice on New Year’s Swimming Resolutions, whether for health, swimming improvement or weight management

It is known that people are usually more influenced by the other people they know, friends and families, than by experts. It’s from my swimming friends that I have learned most, not distant (both in geographic terms and ability) world champions or experts. I eke out my improvements incrementally, often going backward. I listen to friends, to them…

Should you be in the fast lane?

I did an hour time trial in the Watershed yesterday. By now in Carrick most (but definetely not all) of the people who use the lane know me. Some have learned and some have refused to learn. Recently I was in a lane for an hour, maybe six people swam in the lane at some…