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PREPARATION AND RELAXATION

by Beth French, the first person to swim mainland to Scilly and our swim ambassador.  The Scilly Swim Challenge is a hot ticket, has been since its inception. So it was only natural to expand. And with the 2 day event, it is even more inclusive and accessible. So, what next?The waters around the Isles of Scilly look like the Caribbean but are fresher than that at any time of year. Its one of the challenges swimmers face in the September event. So, upping the anti- going in May..... only a degree or 2 cooler, but what a difference that can make! The hardy winter swimmer is on the rise and as yet there is pretty much only the Cork...

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Adventures of an Ice Swimmer

It's October, in Scotland, in the chilly waters of Loch Lomond. Winter is coming so it's time for me to start the acclimatization process from the warm sea waters of Devon to get ready for the Ice Swimming season. Over the next few months I'll be competing in Ice Swimming events in Czech R., Austria, Poland and the USA as well as in the World Championships in Germany and organising the Great Britain Championships to take place in Loch Lomond in February. Ice Swimming is what it says it is. Swimming in water where the temperature is between zero and 5 degrees C. In Poland that means cutting through 6 inches of ice with chainsaws to create a swimming pool...

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Open Water Warmer!

Do you recall the pain that gets to your extremities and limbs, shivering and blue from being too long in cool water? Even some pools have the effect of dropping your body temperature very quickly. The role of high performance clothing has moved on leaps and bounds in the last decade and we all have ways of making us faster and quicker - but, the solution to cheating the chill both in and out of the water has evaded most of us, until now. Eskeez Super Thermal Base Layers are an outstanding complement to your swimwear. There is no other product in the market that gives you this special combination of warmth, comfort and performance. Eskeez should be worn next...

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Bluff Your Way Through A Rugby Game In the Pub

From all the excitement of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, we've placed a fun new piece of content from Buyagift.com on the blog, taking a humorous look at rugby trivia and giving tips on how to bluff your way through a rugby game in the pub.

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A Closer Look at the Flooding in the West Country

Eskeez was founded in the West Country, and although we ship our thermal clothing all over the world, Somerset and Devon are two counties very dear to our hearts. So it has been a very tough few months for us watching the extreme flooding across the area. In this article, we take a quick look at some of the causes of the flooding, what it means for local businesses and what is going to happen in the future. WHAT’S HAPPENED? In case you have been living in a bubble for the past few months, vast areas of Somerset farmland and many riverside or coastal villages and towns in Cornwall and Devon have been underwater for several weeks; a consequence of...

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