Maru News and Blogs
World Mental Health Day by World Para Swimmer Suzanna Hext
It's World Mental Health Day and we at Maru know 2020 has been a difficult year for most. Mental health is something that is extremely important to us and we want to let you know that it is okay ...Read More
Can sports give us more self-confidence and self-esteem?
Even though they relate to similar things, self-confidence and self-esteem have different meanings. The way they affect our lives and the way we develop them vary, but they’re both important when it...Read More
Don’t let your height get in the way of success in the pool
Before you look at us like we’re crazy, your height can affect the way you swim. Even worse, unless you’re still growing, you can’t exactly change your height. But don’t panic! While height ca...Read More
Top tips for training in the off-season
One of the hardest things to do during the off-season is staying motivated to swim. If you want to be in top condition during the competitive season, the off-season is a time you should use to get rea...Read More
Bog snorkelling: Wales’ mind-boggling water sport
Bog snorkelling is exactly what it says on the tin. Competitors are required to snorkel through muddy bogs hoping to win a championship title. Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet listed it as one of ...Read More
Behind the scenes at Maru: An interview with our very own Jill Thorpe
Do you ever wonder what it takes for the Maru team to bring these designs to life? As a garment and technical specialist at Maru, Jill Thorpe was able to give us all the juicy details about what goes ...Read More
And breathe: calming your competition nerves
Everyone gets nervous before a big competition or race. Regardless of your sport, skill level, or confidence, you can feel anxious about your performance. And, in some ways, nerves are a good thing....Read More
Earplugs, goggles, and swimming caps - are they really necessary?
Today, we’re talking about swimming equipment. From goggles to swimming caps to earplugs. What you use comes down to your personal preferences, what type of swimming you do, and what makes you the m...Read More
Jobs in swimming - do you know what you want to be?
Not wanting to be a pro swimmer doesn’t mean you have to leave the sport altogether. There are plenty of jobs in the swimming industry that don’t revolve around competing. Let’s take a look....Read More
Five ways to help you wake up for early training sessions
Although it’s a struggle to get up, you end up more energised and motivated after an early morning workout. There are plenty of things you can do to make these early sessions a little bit easier....Read More
A guide to S/S20 Maru back styles
At Maru, we take swimwear very seriously. It’s clear from our collections we aren’t afraid of a bold print or bright colours. But equally important to us is that our suits are functional. We’re ...Read More
World Wildlife Conservation Day: what can you do?
On this World Wildlife Conservation Day, on December 4th, we are more aware than ever that the world is in the middle of a biodiversity crisis....Read More
Do you prefer the carrot or stick method of coaching? Take our quiz to find out
As athletes, we’re all different. Some of us rely on brute strength, others on impeccable technique, and some of us on sheer determination. In training, what method is the best at pushing you toward...Read More
Everything you need to know about para-swimming
This September saw the World Para Swimming Championships 2019 held in London. Following on from their success, and with the Tokyo Paralympics just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to promote p...Read More
Being charitable goes a long way
Last month we had the International Day of Charity and, since then, we’ve been thinking about how being charitable helps the world and people around us....Read More
Opening the world to swimming this World Swim Day
Get your swimming costume on - it’s nearly World Swim Day! World Swim Day takes place on the fourth Saturday of October each year. This year marks another successful day of raising awareness and mon...Read More
Five tips for protecting your hair and skin from chlorine
We all love swimming. Well, 47% of the UK do at least! It’s a fun form of exercise that keeps us active and can challenge us physically. But there’s one thing we all dislike about swimming in a po...Read More
World Mental Health Day: swimming towards a happier you
This October 10th is World Mental Health Day; a day to encourage the education, awareness, and support of mental health issues. 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each yea...Read More
Going the distance: should you be a sprint or distance swimmer?
Sprinting and distance swimming have a lot of similarities. But they also demand different things. Which you choose will affect your training and approach to the sport....Read More
Back to school: the importance of learning to swim
Learning to swim is an important part of primary school education in the UK. Despite this, figures show one in three children cannot swim by the time they leave for secondary school....Read More
What are the best foods for a healthy brain, heart, and body?
We all know how brilliant swimming can be for the body. It helps build physical strength and even helps you work on keeping a healthy mind. But to fuel these amazing benefits, you need balance in the ...Read More
What winning breakfast can you eat before training?
If you want to win like a champion you need to eat like a champion. And it starts with the most important meal of the day: breakfast!...Read More
What to pack in your competition bag
When you’re at a competition and trying to get your head in the game, the last thing you need is the panic of realising you’ve forgotten something important. You want to make sure you have everyth...Read More
Swimming in open water vs a pool: considerations to make
The sport of swimming is versatile. You can compete with different strokes, distances, and even the water you swim in. Some people prefer the calm, organised precision of the pool, while others like t...Read More
Four amazing holiday destinations for outdoor swimming
This list of the best places for outdoor swimming across the world might be a matter of opinion. But, in honour of this up-and-down summer we’ve been having, we’ve got a collection of some of...Read More
We couldn’t swim without lifeguards: How you can get involved
Whether it’s for leisure, exercise, or competition, lots of us enjoy swimming. But none of us would be able to swim safely if it weren’t for lifeguards. Whether it’s baby swimming lessons or an ...Read More
Top techniques to keep your head in the game
While sports need physical skill and technique, they’re just as much a mental game. It’s important that alongside training for your sport, you work hard to keep your mind clear and your head in th...Read More
How to stay safe when swimming in the sea
Outdoor swimming is rapidly growing. It’s a challenging sport with a great community hosting events and socials around the sport. It’s exhilarating, with people seeking the natural high that can...Read More
What type of swimming costume is best for your training?
Swimwear you’d take on a beach holiday is very different to something you would wear for a competition. So, with a wide range of options out there, what type of swimming costume is best for you?...Read More
How can swimming benefit your mental health?
It’s no secret that exercise and sports can have a positive impact on your mental well-being. It’s been a popular idea for decades, so much so, professional health bodies like the NHS list physica...Read More