HAFWAY DofE Gold Qualifying Expedition 19th – 24th July

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What a wonderful expedition. On the practice expedition, the young people eventually realized that they were capable of far more than they’d originally thought. Well by the time they’d finished the qualifier, that fact had really sunk in and these young people were absolutely amazed at their accomplishment. They experienced much from easy, flat conditions […]

Coniston 7th July

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There and back again… A serene paddle on Coniston Water with my favourite paddling partner. From Monk Coniston down to Allan Tarn and back again with an obligatory stop at The Blue Bird Cafe for an ice cream. The weather couldn’t have been better (notice the thin layers).

Cholmondeley Castle Tri 21st June

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Another highly enjoyable event; my favourite in the Swim Safety calendar. The grounds of Cholmondeley Castle are very beautiful, there’s plenty of wildlife, and the campsite is at the side of the lake. Camping and kayaking – brilliant. The weather was brilliant and we even had a fly-past from the Red Arrows.

Great North SwimRun 2nd June 2019

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My first workings with Swim Safety for this year (excluding the pre-season training) was on two swims; Lake Windermere and Rydal Water. Swim Safety (https://swim-safety.co.uk/) are contracted by Great Swim to provide water based safety for the Great North Swim and SwimRun (https://www.swimming.org/calendar/all/great-north-swim-2019/). An early start to be ready for 7:30am and then following the […]

Windermere Adventure 1st June

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This was meant to be an evening’s paddle on Ullswater the previous day. Unfortunately we weren’t blessed by the weather gods in the Patterdale valley… it was “blowing a hooley”. As we were all staying in the Lakes overnight we decided to postpone till the morning… the picnic would keep. Launching at White Cross Bay, […]