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An Unexpected Incentive

Incentive to swim can come from the most unexpected source. I’m sorry to say that I had lost all enthusiasm for swimming in any shape or form after a couple of big swims in August 2016 when I was simultaneously … Continue reading

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Discovering the joys of a 50m pool

Anyone else struggle with pool swimming?  I love the open water, the wide variety of choice of lochs, rivers and sea we have here in the North of Scotland and I love the Wild Highlanders social and adventure swims.  I … Continue reading

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BLDSA Torbay July 2014

What a fab event! I’m talking about the BLDSA Torbay swim, an 8-mile sea swim across Tor Bay, from Torquay to Brixham and back. It’s a long way from Inverness to Torquay but this swim turned out to be well … Continue reading

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Solstice weekend

Sixteen Wild Highlanders and a couple of young wannabes took to the water in a calm Loch Morlich for an evening swim on solstice day, Saturday 21 June, followed up by a very social BBQ with only a minor disturbance … Continue reading

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Winter Swimming with Harris Tweed

The Wild Highlanders are still out and about swimming in the rapidly cooling waters of the Highlands.  Loch Ness is around 6C now, but about 14 swimmers braved the waters on Saturday morning, several of us without wetsuits, and all … Continue reading

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English Channel success

                  Delighted to confirm that, on 6/7 October 2013, this Wild Highlander successfully swam the English Channel in 19hrs 27mins.  An amazing experience as part of an amazing team.  Huge thanks to my pilot Neil Streeter, co-pilot Sam Jones, swim … Continue reading

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Ready to ride the EC rollercoaster

Sometime in the coming week or two I am due to attempt a solo swim across the English Channel.  Already I am fielding lots of questions such as “When will you swim?” and “Why can’t you be specific about the date?”.  Experience helps … Continue reading

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