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Three Incredible Long-Distance Swims

Sure, long distance skiers may have made some epic journeys over the years, but no-one comes close to the ridiculous feats of waterborne endurance from some marathon swimmers. Long distance swimming is in fact usually undertaken through repeated laps of a pool – but what we’re interested in here is[…]

The Three Best Skiers of the Modern Era

Skis have been used for thousands of years, with evidence of skiers traversing snow going back as far as 10,000 years ago in Ancient China. Who knows what marathon skiers and pioneers were practicing and developing the form at this time? Certainly, there aren’t any record books or film footage[…]

How to Teach Your Kids to Swim

Getting your kids introduced to swimming is best done at the earliest possible age, not just for the safety aspect but because they can enjoy a great healthy activity. Swimming lessons can be expensive so if you are a good and confident swimmer why not teach your kids yourself. The[…]

Swimming in the Movies

Swimming and swimming pools have featured in movies from the very early days of cinema. Aquatic scenes in films are good value for money, they can be sensual, atmospheric or sporty. The common swimming pool gives the director an extra element for very little cost. Swimming galas and contests are[…]

Best swimming gear

You may think that for swimming competitions you only need swimming suit and goggles, but you are wrong.  If you look at the end of the pool, there is a bulk of stuff in mesh bags and equipment – from water bottles to paddles, caps and even writing pads. If[…]

Best Ski Gear

When planning getaway to mountains, make sure that you have the best equipment in order to enjoy your vacation. Here are some suggestions for you to consider. They are going to keep your warm at all times. Who decided that you need bright neon pants so ski? if you are[…]

The History of Skiing – Part 2

The first part of our series about the history of skiing finished during the mid-1800’s and looked how the cambered design revolutionized skiing at the time and set the standards for the future development of ski making. We continue our story after 1840 and look at the next major development[…]

The Health Benefits of Skiing – Part 2

The second part of our blog to look at all the health benefits associated with skiing looks at how the Alpine activity can improve your balance, can promote healthier eating habits, and also how it can increase the body’s flexibility. Strengthens the Body Skiing is particularly good to improve the[…]

The Health Benefits of Skiing – Part 1

Going on a well-deserved skiing holiday evokes pictures of snowy mountains, quaint log chalets and raucous Après Ski. Some people even treat a ski holiday as a sort of fashion parade where both on and off the slopes is an opportunity to parade in your newly acquired ski clothing. Whatever[…]

What is Apres Ski?

Those that have been skiing will probably have heard of the French expression apres ski, and some of us only really go skiing for the apres ski experience. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, apres ski are social activities that take place in the evening at hotels and restaurants. Apres Ski[…]