Bluetits and Bluebells: Essex’s open water swimmers – a photo essay | Life and style

An Essex town is experiencing an explosion in popularity of cold water swimming. One Facebook page…

Many UK fitness venues may not survive winter Covid closures, say bosses | Business

Many hundreds of gyms and swimming pools will go out of business this winter if new…

Sports quiz of the week: a chase, a comeback and a confusing calendar

Who went home? Who can’t lose at home? Who could not go home? Where will an…

Brenton Rickard: Australian Olympic swimmer reveals positive drugs test eight years after London Games | Sport

Australia is in danger of being stripped of medals for the first time in its Olympic…

Golf, tennis and swimming in line for reprieves from Thursday’s Covid ban | Sport

The government is considering a more flexible approach to outdoor sports banned as part of the…

Neoprene and afterdrop: how to keep swimming outside this winter | Life and style

When lockdown rules eased in May, a friend and I went for a surreptitious dip in…

UK government urged to classify leisure centres ‘essential’ or face mass closures | Sport

The UK government has been urged to reclassify swimming pools, gyms and leisure centres as essential…

Posh splosh: wild swimming spots at British stately homes | Travel

With many of the UK’s finest stately homes and country houses still closed to visitors, or…

My swim coach raped me when I was 17. USA Swimming made it disappear | Sport

My mother never got to see me swim fast. I had only started swimming competitively in…

Learning wild to swim with confidence – with the the ‘Dip Advisor’ | Travel

I’m perched on the muddy bank of a river, working up the courage to enter the…