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Swimming training for the Olympic Games Trials

Swimming training for the Olympic Games Trials

Turner Swim instructor Katie is currently swimming training for the Olympic Games trials. Katie is currently training hard in South Africa, ahead of the selection competition. We asked Katie how training was going and here is her update:


What am I currently training for and where in the world am I?

‘I am currently in hard training in preparation for Great Britain’s Olympic Trials. These are being held at the London Aquatic Centre in April 2020. I will be competing in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events, as well as the 200 Individual Medley (50m Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Front Crawl).

In the lead up to this event, final preparations will take place in Pretoria, South Africa.

Pretoria is at altitude and physiological gains can be made from training in this environment. In addition we have the feel good effects of training in the sunshine and being… Read More >

Canary Wharf Mile Swim Event – Saturday 17 July 2021

Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event

Turner Swim’s annual Canary Wharf 1 mile open water swim event takes place on Saturday 17 July 2021. With waves from 7am to 11am we have a maximum of 50 swimmers per heat. This is a fantastic event for both those looking to train towards a goal as well as for experienced triathletes too. The event is before the London Triathlon and so can be a warm up swim for you. So why sign up, swim hard and feel great heading off to work after!

Our open water swim event starts and finishes at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. The course is one lap around the perimeter of Millwall Outer Dock. Entry is just £24.00 including a warm up area, your swim, timing chip, swim hat and a Tribe bar too. For those keen to swim further, you can sign up for… Read More >

Swimming The Bosphorus

Swimming the Bosphorus by Swim Coach Andrew

Swimming the Bosphorus is an annual Cross Continental open water swim event between Asia and Europe in Istanbul. At 10am on the third Sunday in July, one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes briefly closes. Nearly 2500 competitors from all over the world then swim the 6.4 kilometres course in a maximum of two hours to try and complete the distance. Those who take longer than two hours are pulled from the water. on 22 July 2018, I swam the Bosphorus, a swim like no other and easily the most enjoyable swim I have ever been apart of!

Why did I find swimming the Bosphorus so special?

The Bosphours event is run by the Turkish Olympic Association and so was clearly very well organised. Being held on the Sunday allowed for a 3 day trip to Istanbul. This meant the swim was just one part… Read More >

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