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Wirral Deaflympic swimmer campaigns for national equality

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A deaf swimmer is continuing his campaign to raise more awareness for the Deaflympics as he strives for better equality. Nathan Young, from Wallasey, says the Covid-19 lockdowns gave him time to think and re-evaluate, seeing other athletes reaping the...
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Liverpool students aiming to raise £25,000 for Movember

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Liverpool Students are bidding raise £25,000 for Movember. The charity is clebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a dramatic rise in members. Founded by a group of friends in Australia in 2003, a staggering nearly 7 million have pledged...
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Manchester Aquatics dominate the North-West Winter Regionals

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The City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team (COMAST) blew their competitors out of the water to take the lion’s share of success at the Swim England NW Winter Regionals held in Liverpool. After taking 19 finals medals on the first...
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WATCH: Cold water swimmers face the freeze at Queen’s Dock

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After a barrage of blistering summer heatwaves, the temperatures around the UK have finally begun to drop. While most resort to coats, hot chocolates, and indoor activities around this time, the open water swimming activities at the Liverpool Water...
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Southport swimmer raising thousands for Ukraine

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A charitable student from Southport is swimming the equivalent of the length of Ukraine to raise money to help innocent civilians caught up in the war. Emily Kippax, 20, and the University of Central Lancashire swim team are a week...

Open water swimming casualties on the rise

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Winter is here and swimmers on Merseyside are still braving the open water in baltic conditions! As swimming pools closed due to the pandemic, many people are exploring the health benefits from a cold dip in the lake.
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Holly Hibbott remains confident of Olympic qualification

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Southport swimmer Holly Hibbott was 'disappointed' with her efforts at the British Olympic trials but still expects to be on the plane to Tokyo this summer. Hibbott won the 400m freestyle race at the trials earlier this month but wound...
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Covid’s impact severe on Liverpool’s young swimmers, says coach

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City of Liverpool swimming coach David Treadell believes training and competitions lost to Coronavirus is "irreplaceable" and "detrimental" towards technical development for his young swimmers. Merseysportlives Matt Gommersall finds out more
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Liverpool Watersports Centre welcomes dementia research on cold water swimming

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Scientific studies which suggest cold water swimming can help delay the onset of dementia have been welcomed by Liverpool Watersports Centre.  Research by Professor Giovanna Mallucci, director of the UK’s Dementia Research Centre at Cambridge University, compared cold water swimmers with people doing Tai Chi.
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Battle against Dementia: Can cold water swimming lend a helping hand?

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Liverpool Watersports Centre have expressed interest in joining the batter against dementia. In light of recent findings that cold-water swimming can help delay dementia, the Liverpool based centre have offered to help by putting on more sessions. John Hannaway, Centre Manager,...

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