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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
triathlon sport swimming Liverpool Watersports Centre - pic by Merseysportlive

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.
Liverpool Watersports Centre - Photo Creds: Matt Gomersall for Merseysportlive

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,...
Conor Dwyer - Pic by JD Lasica (Creative Commons Licence)

Olympic Champion forced to retire following doping ban

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Conor Dwyer, a double Olympic champion as part of the American 4x200m relay team, has been forced to retire following a doping ban. He tested positive for an anabolic substance in three out of competition urine samples last year. The...

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