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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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?...

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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...

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Are pro athletes vulnerable to mental health problems?

The pressure that comes with competitive sports can sometimes take its toll on your mental health. No sport is worth sacrificing your personal well-being for, so why does this happen?...

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Top tips to improve your lap times

For the beginners among us who are looking to become more competitive, practising your laps is essential to becoming a winner....

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Ecotech materials: can they save the planet?

On World Oceans Day, people organise events and celebrations which bring everyone together to learn about the oceans, change people’s perspectives on what the ocean means to them, and encourage crea...

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World Environment Day: Thinking better to live more sustainably

If you follow our blog, you’ll know that Maru is a huge supporter of the environment. That’s why we’re looking forward to World Environment Day on 5 June 2019....

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Cycling or swimming: is one better than the other?

Cycling is a favourite hobby for many people, young and old. But so is swimming. So which one reigns supreme as the best? Why not both?...

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International Learn to Swim Day - It’s never too late

Learning to swim opens the doors to a brilliant array of new hobbies and exercises. If you can swim, you’ll be able to benefit from the brilliant physical changes that swimming can bring....

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Appreciating our oceans this Mother Ocean Day

It’s hard to ignore everything we hear about the ocean, especially since it’s mostly doom and gloom. We’re dealing with unfathomable amounts of plastic pollution and reduction in biodiversity wh...

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Can you handle an open water swimming event?

Everyone likes wading in the ocean on holiday or cooling off in the summer at a nearby lake. But as much as we like swimming, doing it in open water is a different beast....

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This Marine Mammal Rescue Day, let’s change for good!

In 2017, the Senate of the State of California declared 27th April to be Marine Mammal Rescue Day. It may have originated in America, but it’s something we all need to pay attention to....

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It’s Earth Day 2019 - how can we swim better for the planet?

Earth Day is a global event that inspires people to take part in the largest civic-focused day of environmental action in the world....

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Why doing a triathlon can benefit your swimming and your life

A fresh new challenge can completely revitalise your training, and in many ways, it could change your life. Perhaps this is the reason for the growing number of triathlon competitors in the UK....

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How swimmers can stay fit in light of World Health Day

It’s April and spring is well underway. But, while most people are thinking about their summer bod, we think World Health Day, taking place on the 7th of April, is the perfect opportunity to think a...

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Our partnership with Level Water has begun!

We at Maru are passionate about making the world better. If we can help improve the lives of even just a few people, or help to clean even a small portion of plastic out of the ocean, we are on the ...

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The 18th annual Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim – Are you up to the challenge?

Swimmers make their way to the islands of Nevis and St Kitts for the annual channel swim between the two islands, and this year, it’s happening on the 31st March. But it isn’t all fun and games fo...

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On World Water Day, it’s time we take a look at the harmful effects of plastic pollution

As swimmers, our world revolves around water. For many of us, when we are in the pool, we are gliding free from our worries, concentrating only on perfecting each stroke. We are fully in the moment, ...

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International Science Education Day - What is regenerated fabric?

There are institutions all over the world doing fantastic work to push society forward and make our world a better place to live. Today we wanted to take a moment to dive into the world of regenerated...

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International Women’s Day - There are plenty more girls in the sea

This year’s theme for international women’s day is one we can all get behind. On Friday, 8th March, it’s time to #BalanceforBetter, where we celebrate women, their achievements, and do our part ...

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Ideas for your next swimming social

Swimming can be as much a team effort as it is a solo hobby. But, when you finish training, it’s time for a little fun - the swim team social. Whether you’re at school or university, this is an ex...

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World Yoga Day: How yoga helps your swimming performance

February 22nd is World Yoga Day. The idea goes beyond mass participation and increasing the awareness of yoga’s many benefits - it’s also a chance to be charitable. Around the world, yoga teachers...

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How can cross-training help swimmers?

Despite what you might think, there isn’t just one road to peak fitness. Using cross-training to enhance your performance in the water boosts both your physical and mental game. This can be done for...

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World Whale Day has never been more important

At a time when marine animals are facing more challenges than ever, days like World Whale Day, held on the 16th February 2019, have never been more essential. It’s a day that seeks to raise awarenes...

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The Importance of Learning to Swim From a Young Age

The benefits of swimming are endless, and aren’t just limited to the pool. Being able to swim from a young age is as important as being able to read or write, it’s an essential life skill!...

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BIOGRAPHY: MATT WYLIE

Born in Sunderland on 14th October 1996, Matthew James "Matt" Wylie is a British swimmer with cerebral palsy who competes as a parasport athlete competing as a S9 classification swimmer competing main...

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INTRODUCING ... MATT WYLIE

I began swimming after a serious leg injury at the age of 9, I had a bone tumour which lead to a fracture in my femur. Due to extensive surgery I was required to participate in hydro therapy which is ...

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