Sea Swimming in the Autumn
Autumn is a fantastic time to be in the sea, with cooler air temperatures and seas that are still warm, clear cold air and beautiful sunrises.
Five Reasons to Use Fins for Swim Training
Using a pair of fins in your swimming training has some real benefits for swim technique and overall fitness.
What Kit Do I Need for Swim Hiking?
Choosing the right kit for your swimhike can be a bit daunting but we offer a few tips and suggested kit list to get started...
Swim Hiking
Swim hiking is a great way to connect with nature, keep fit and have fun. Here is a background to this amazing activity and a few tips to get started...
The Garmin Drill Function
Not sure how to use the Garmin watch Drill Mode? We've got you covered!
5 Tips for Cold Water Swimming
Getting started with cold water swimming? Here are 5 tips to help you take the plunge.
Solo Swim Hike in South Pembrokeshire
We recently did a solo swim hike in South Pembrokeshire doing a combination of hiking, swimming and bushcraft.
DryRobe Alternatives for Open Water Swimming

Keeping warm is obviously one of the most critical parts of outdoor swimming and this includes out of the water just as much as in.

Take one look at any group of outdoor swimmers and you will instantly notice they pretty much all wear the same thing on land... a DryRobe or DryRobe style coat.

The DryR...

DryRobe Review
DryRobes are all the rage in outdoor swimming circles these days, but are they worth the high price tag?
Kit Review - Above Below RuckRaft for Swimming and Trekking
The RuckRaft is a purpose made swimtrkking float designed to carry your hiking gear
Scoping Out New Swim Locations
Treat the sea with the respect it deserves. Know your swim location before you get into the water.
Be Mindful of Your Dog When Swimrunning

Top Tip:

Don't go swimrunning with your dog, tether him to your waist belt, forget about the tether, then throw a stick for him when resting...


One obliterated tether clip. Dog didn't even notice!

Now and Then- Swimrun Evolution
Swimrunning has a bewildering amount of kit, but it's about experimenting what's right for you.
Covid-19 and Open Water Swimming
Covid-19 update and open water swimming
Kit Review: Vibram 5 Fingers V-Alpha Shoes
Vibram five finger trail running shoes make great swimrunning shoes
Swim Training During Pandemic Lockdown

With the lockdown continuing many of us are going a bit stir crazy at not being able to get in the pool.

As a swimmer there's only so much running and cycling I can do; sea swimming is great, but often cannot provide the explosive training required for spiked heart rate and increased respiration. And...

Swimrunning with Your Dog

I have been swimrunning all year, in all weathers. When the weather is nice it's usually pretty easy to find a swimrun partner, but once the winter sets in it can be a struggle to find anyone mad enough. That is, until I doscovered my dog, a Springer Spaniel named 'Jake', absolutely LOVES swimrunnin...

The swimrunning season (well, the season most people follow!) is almost upon us... Which means hopefully you will be donning your swimrun gear and hitting the coast path in Pembrokeshire. It won't be long until we have this to look forward to...

Want to Try Swimrunning?

Neptune Steps

Swim Pembrokeshire will be at the Neptune Steps event in Scotland in March!

The event consists of over 400m swimming in a canal in Scotland in March with water temps of average 4-7 degrees, traversing 7 locks made into obstacles of cargo nets, ladders, climbs and ropes.

Swimming and Trekking
Swim trekking or swimrunning over long distances means you need to carry kit. Here's how.