Greg Whyte OBE gives his top nutrition strategy tips for outdoor swimmers

Sports scientist, former Olympian and all-star coach, Greg Whyte, shares some of his best nutrition tips for outdoor swimmers in an interview with Aspire.Read more

Thinking about and preparing for your first open water swim

New to open water swimming? Jeremy's well thought out advice can help make that first swim safe, enjoyable and successful.Read more

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

Vicki has had some major medical battles in her life but that won't stop her swimming the channel with Aspire.Read more

Tracy Clark is tackling the world's seven toughest sea swims

New Zealand's Tracy Clark is three swims into completing the infamous Oceans Seven challenge. The journey has been just as hard as you would expect.Read more

How Kevin Murphy balanced witnessing atrocities and record swims

Aspire was lucky enough to gain an insight from Kevin Murphy on how he used swimming as a release from the pressures of reporting on multiple harrowing news stories.Read more

10 tips to get the best winter swimming experience

Despite these dangers, cold water swimming can be really fun and enjoyed safely provided you know the risks and prepare and act accordingly.Read more

5 must-have gadgets chosen by Aspire swimmers

To save you trawling through thousands of reviews and blogs, we’ve compiled a list of must-have swimming gadgets that our swimmers have told us are essential to their training and adventures.Read more

Dealing with the number twos

Professor Greg Whyte talks about ‘The ability to keep going when the sh*t hits the fan!'Read more

Keep swimming outdoors this winter!

Outdoor swimming in winter is an acquired taste. Cold water isn’t just uncomfortable. It hurts. And it’s dangerous. So why get into it voluntarily?Read more

Channel swimmer to Channel boat leader

After having swum to France herself Tessa found she was hooked on The Channel sea water so she became a boat leader, helping a team of six follow in her footsteps.Read more

I was determined to swim again

After sustaining a sequestrated disc in her lower back, Vanessa decided to go against medical advice and get back in the pool. Less than a year later she has taken on two massive swimming challenges and found a love of open water swimming.Read more

Exercise Your Way to Happiness

Celebrity fitness trainer Greg Whyte gives his top tips on how to turn your exercise routine in to a self-care routine.Read more

"He really needs to get a move on"

Relay Channel Swimmer Stephen Bonner talks about the good, the bad and the ugly parts of his Solent swim with Aspire.Read more

The Depths: On swimming, fear, acceptance, and courage

Swimming author Jessica J. Lee talks about overcoming her fear of lakes and became immersed in open water swimming.Read more

Motivated by the fear of being average

Extreme adventurer Sean Conway was pushed close to the limit when he became the first person to swim from Land’s End to John O’Groats.Read more

Floating: A Life Regained

Travel writer Joe Minihane shares an extract from his new book Floating: A Life Regained. A story that sees him swimming through the British Isles in a bid to conquer anxiety.Read more

The reluctant swimmer vs the North Channel

Adventure seeker and Director of Fundraising Paul Parrish, talks about his most brutal challenge yet - the North Channel.Read more

So, how did I get to this point?

Relay Channel Swimmer Stephen Bonner tells us how he went from never having swum face-down front crawl to swimming across the English Channel.Read more

How to get into outdoor swimming

Thousands of people would like to swim outside but don’t know how to get started. Simon Griffths from Outdoor Swimmer creates a brief guide on how to get into outdoor swimming.Read more