Swimming News

October 1, 2018

After amputation and a battle with cancer Vicki Gilbert is taking on the Relay Channel Swim

In the autumn of 2016 Leeds Beckett lecturer, Vicki Gilbert, took on the Aspire Channel Swim and swam 22 miles over 12 weeks. An extraordinary feat, even more so considering Vicki has an above the knee amputation. Early on in Vicki’s adult life, whilst studying at university, she was diagnosed with bone […]
October 1, 2018

Tech Suits For 12-Under Banned by USA Swimming, Except Junior National Qualifiers

USA Swimming voted to ban the use of tech suits by 12-and-younger swimmers on Saturday at the United States Aquatic Sports (USAS) Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. The board made one amendment to the decision, to allow the use of tech suits to 12-and-younger swimmers who have qualified for the USA […]
September 13, 2018

Overcoming Aquaphobia

Swimming is an excellent physical activity with a lot of health benefits such as Strong bones and muscles Healthy heart, lungs and arteries thereby reducing heart disease and other internal organ dysfunctions Body and mind coordination. Improved body posture and flexibility Prevention/ management of diabetes Yet, a lot of people […]