Nicki O'Neill

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Radiating glamour and style by the sea of a Tuesday morning. New cossie and goggles for Summer 2014 season, (photo taken by vintage beach accessory husband).


8 Ways to Handle Swimming in Cold Water

I'll be the first to say that I hate the cold. Cold air and especially cold water. During my 14 years of competitive swimming, I never once got used …

Picture: Today's Brighton sea temperature is 10

Today’s Brighton sea temperature is 10.6 °C. Today’s Brighton beach temperature is 7°C (reduced to 4°C by the onshore wind). The sea is warmer than the land.

Picture: This morning we are mostly storm chasing

This morning we are mostly storm chasing.

Picture: Uh oh, Hassle-Hoff?

Uh oh, Hassle-Hoff?

Picture: Sea-change. Nothing like yesterday. Mrs O being the constant

Sea-change. Nothing like yesterday. Mrs O being the constant.

Sea like Glass. (Only, like, very cold glass, so won't be dipping my toe in today)

Waterbiography: a history of my swimming life, part two

Seven years ago I was a spluttering, breaststroking loser. Then I set myself the arduous task of conquering the front crawl<p>At the start of writing this blog I did my pool rules and some people called me a Nazi. It was water off a laminated Nazi's back. The last rule I wrote was, "Be nice to the …

Total Immersion Open Water Experience

Total Immersion coaches teach Perpetual-Motion Freestyle at an Open Water Workshop in Hawaii<p>To comment on this video on YouTube, <i>click here</i><p>0:01 – …

Learning how to swim to the rescue

Attempting lifesaving without knowing the basics puts you and the victim in danger<p>Last June, I was covering a story in a remote part of the West Bank. As two colleagues and I made our way down a mountain path, we saw some children beside a well. No adult was with them, and they were crying.<p>We …

BBC Radio 4 - The Long Crawl to France

Every year, more and more people try to swim the English Channel. Just over half succeed. What drives people to brave jellyfish, vomiting and hypothermia? According to Mike Oram, who spends his summers piloting an escort boat between Dover and Calais, "they're all deluded. They live in a world of …

The ocean is not broken. Consumer behaviour is.

These plagues are certainly real, but their severity is exaggerated through a feedback loop involving the spinning of research headlines to compete …

Swimming Coaching | Total Immersion Self-Coached Workshop

Learn the simplest swimming coaching from Total Immersion’s Perpetual-Motion Freestyle in 10 lesson: Follow this Self-coached workshop at home<p>To …


A deeper materialism: Michael Stone at TEDxToronto

Shelley Williams | UK Director, Screenwriter, Photographer & Producer

Award-winning film and TV director and producer Shelley Williams collaborates with artists, philosophers, ecologists, dancers, writers and …

MCS Sea Champions

Why did I become a Sea Champion?<p><b>It's always great to learn from our lovely volunteers just what made them want to get involved in the first place and</b> …

Breathworks Mindfulness

Breathwork co-founder Vidyamala Burch recently did an interview with the Malaysian magazine 1Twenty80, on the topic of mindfulness and its health and …

Rohan Gunatillake on using technology to enforce positive habits of mind

Yoga with Cats

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Strengthen Your Core in 10 Minutes

All too often, athletes fail to train their core properly because they think it adds too much time to their workouts. But training your core is …

06 Cassie Patten

How To Swim Well Whilst Wearing A Band

SwimSmooth - Paul Newsome interview

Animated Freestyle Swimming Visualisation - Mr Smooth

Non Stanford Swim Smooth Video Analysis