Vidösternsimmet race start

Swimming the Vidösternsimmet

This year’s summer hols incorporated a plan to swim the length of Lake Vidöstern in Southern Sweden by competing in the Vidösternsimmet, billed as Sweden’s longest and toughest open water swim race.

Just Swim and the Beast from the East

The so-called “Beast from the East” that has disrupted the UK for the last few days released it’s icy grip on the road to Fisherman’s Walk sufficiently to allow for a good turn out of swimmers. Wave buoy data from near Boscombe Pier reported sea temperatures of 4.7ºC whilst more localised readings on the day showed it to be down 4ºC. Whichever way you look at it it was chilly, and chillier than would normally be expected at Bournemouth.

Ashley's Channel swim track

Ashley Christopher Swims the Channel

A fantastic swim by Ashley Christopher! England to France in 13 hours 40 minutes in difficult conditions. It was a real pleasure and a privilege to be part of the crew on Ashley’s solo English Channel Swim.

Seahorse Swim 2017 At Knoll Beach

The 2017 Seahorse Swim was possibly the best one yet. Great weather and a calm sea greeted participants at the beautiful Knoll Beach near Studland.

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