Endless Pools News: Open Water Swimming

At 71, a First-Time Ironman Still Learning to Swim

"I didn't think it was possible," admits 71-year-old Peter Lowman about his attitude before completing the grueling 140.6-mile IRONMAN™ triathlon. "My swimming was pretty poor." Fortunately, he was able to train Original Endless Pool® in his garden.

The Polar Bear Plunge (and How to Prepare)

Why do people participate in Polar Bear Plunges? Not everyone understands the appeal of dipping into open water in winter. And is it safe? Read on for the key risk factors and the most efficient way to prepare at home.

Tracy Sharp is on Her Way to Swimming “Perfection”

“I could swim a length and be gasping for air,” recalls Tracy Sharp. Then she started training with Coach Mary Hardwick in the Endless Pool®. This video shows her astounding progress ...

Open Water Swimmer: "Improving My Technique" in the Endless Pool

A PR executive and family man set some ambitious goals for his open water swimming. Watch two videos of him refining his freestyle stroke in the Endless Pool at Swim Canary Wharf...

10 Benefits of Endless Pools Training for Channel Swimmers

In 2017, Leon Box swam the English Channel to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. To help him train, he installed an Endless Pools Fastlane in a small pool in his garage. Here are its benefits, in his own words...

6 Rules for Success from Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE

A life coach, swim coach, motivational speaker, certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming trainer, and part-time university lecturer, Dr. Julie Bradshaw is also an open water swimmer who trains in her garden Endless Pool...

6 Tips for Life Success & Weight Loss from the ‘Yes Doc’

How did Dr. Scott Richards manage to train for his English Channel crossing while working full time and being a single parent? He credits the convenience and quality of his Original Endless Pool.

This Day in Swimming: Stephen Redmond Completes the Oceans Seven

Stephen Redmond emerged from the Tsugaru Channel onto the shores of Hokkaido, Japan. The first person to complete what’s known as the Oceans Seven.

“My Mind’s a Movie Theatre”: Katie Benoit on the Mental Aspect of UltraSwimming

Swimming the Oceans Seven is more than just a physical challenge; it’s a mental one too. We asked open water swimmer, full-time police officer, and mom Katie Benoit about her mental training. It’s worth noting that she swims with extra determination as her major swims are dedicated to raising funds ...

Katie Benoit: My Oceans Seven Training Routine

We’ve been following Katie Benoit as she trains to complete the Oceans Seven to raise funds and awareness for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. She’s already completed three of the seven open-water swims. As she prepares for #4, she shared her training routine as well as some of the challenges ...

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