All posts by Pullbuoy Steve

Jamieson reveals depression fight as he calls time

There can be no easy way to call time on a career in a sport that has defined your life. But to call time on that career and shine a light on some of your darkest moments must come with added difficulties. But face up to those difficulties Michael Jamieson did as he ended his illustrious time in the sport of swimming while revealing the depression that had dogged him in the latter part of his career.

Continue Reading →

Adidas launches swimwear made from reclaimed ocean plastic

To help highlight the risk to our oceans from discarded plastic, adidas has launched its SS17 Parley swim range made from up-cycled ocean plastic generated from used fishing nets and debris intercepted in coastal areas. This plastic is converted into a technical yarn fibre, Econyl®, a recycled material offering the same high quality and performance as the nylon usually found in wider swim apparel, but with the additional environmental benefits of using regenerated waste.

Watch →

New Year, New Kit: Budget Jammers

It’s possible to spend upwards of £300 on a suit for racing in if you want to get the very latest in technology. But do you need to? Certainly if you want to be at the bleeding edge then yes you do, but for most swimmers, that’s not essential. So what happens if you come down the price range? I tested two suits from the budget end of the market to answer that exact question.

Continue Reading →

Hibbott shines in Flanders test

A group of British swimmers mainly drawn from Stockport Metro and Loughborough University got some early season long course racing in the back at the Flanders Swim Cup over the weekend. This meet has been a staple for the national team for the past few years but not this time, so it was left to the clubs to fly the Union Jack in Belgium.

Continue Reading →