Greg Whyte's five minute masterclass on breathing and stroke

A five-minute read that will do a lot for your technique. Sports scientist, celebrity trainer and former Olympian, Greg Whyte, gives us a run down on how to improve breathing and stroke.Read more

Five Distraction-Removing Gadgets for Swimmers

Andrea Boffo's five top gadgets that help stop those irritating mid-swim distractions.Read more

Belinda's battle with the cold on Aspire's Relay Channel Swim

As a professional stunt person Belinda is much more used to being set on fire than swimming in the frigid Channel sea.Read more

BAFTA nominated Tonic of the Sea

Katie Maggs swims off the rocks of Penzance nearly everyday. In this powerful BAFTA nominated short film by Jonathan J Scott, Katie explains how sea swimming came and saved her when she felt lowest.Read more

Escape the pool

Outdoor Swimmer have put together a guide so that whenever you first venture to that outdoor swimming spot you've had your eye on, you'll be ready.Read more

Tonic of the Sea by Katie Maggs

Having starred in the BAFTA nominated short film, Tonic of the Sea, in her novel of the same name Katie Maggs describes in depth her journey with mental health and outdoor swimming's role in her recovery. Novel to be published soon.Read more

Alice Gartland's Swim Drills

Alice Gartland, contributing editor of Outdoor Swimmer, shares her hard-hitting blog "Swim Drills" about the transformative nature of water.Read more

Billy Ferguson's Solent Swim

In August Billy swam Aspire's Solent Swim to the Isle of Wight in challenging conditions and then wrote about all his experiences. A must-read for anyone considering the challenge.Read more

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 the 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