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Student Guide – Swimming In Moving Water

With the Tyne Tour coming up very shortly I thought it might be a good idea to release the next article in the student guide series. Although a student guide it is applicable to anyone who may be starting to make the move onto moving water.

From time to time this will happen and is far more common than even the great boaters like to admit. Capsizing and swimming is what helps us all get better, it’s part of the learning curve no matter what level of the sport you are currently at.

Student Guide - Swimming In Moving Water

There are two main goals if you find yourself in the water. The first is to stay safe whilst in the water and second is to get out of the water.

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Love Water Sports Abroad? Here’s 6 Things To Remember

People go abroad for all sorts of reasons – to relax in the sun, to work, or to ski on the slopes, for example. Some people travel for adventure – and seas, lakes and rivers provide plenty of activities for those who love spending time on the water. Canoeing, white water rafting, kayaking, fishing, surfing, sailing, diving, windsurfing, and traditional swimming.

The options are endless.

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CARNAGE!

CARNAGE from David Rogers on Vimeo.

Loughborough Students Canoe Club Scotland 2014.

A selection of swims and questionable lines.

Swimming In Whitewater

From time to time this will happen and is far more common than even the great boaters like to admit. Capsizing and swimming is what helps us all get better, it’s part of the learning curve no matter what level of the sport you are currently at.

There are two main goals if you find yourself in the water. The first is to stay safe whilst in the water and second is to get out of the water. Continue reading

Nose Plugs

A lot of disscusion goes on about the pros and cons of wearing nose plugs. I don’t really want to enter into that because at the end of the day it is down to personal choice. So assuming you wish to wear nose plugs – which ones are best? The short answer to that is the ones that are comfy and stay on!

Up until quite recently the nose plugs available have been developed specifically for swimming or diving – all types being adequate for the job but not ideal. However over the last 10 years paddle sport specific plugs have made an appearence.

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