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Taking on a charity swimming challenge is not only a great way to raise money for Macmillan but it’s also a fantastic way of keeping fit. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, we have plenty of opportunities to get you in the water and guides to help you along the way
First thing's first. Download The Macmillan swimming guide. It's packed full of useful information including how to improve your swimming technique, tips for swimming in open water, which stretches and conditioning will help during your preparation, and lots of nutritional and recovery tips.
When you're ready, choose a training plan which is right for you and download it below.
Is this the first time swimming at your chosen distance? Perhaps your first swimming event at all? Our beginners training guides are here to guide you through.
Your're not exactly new to swimming but not quite Rebecca Adlington or Adam Peaty just yet. Maybe you've swam a one-mile event but looking to step up to a two-mile or open water swim. Our intermediate training guides will help you progress.
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