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WACKY RACES

Pete Kelly raced the Red Bull Neptune Steps

When you think about it we get up to some funny old things as swimmers, don’t we? Squeezing into rubber suits, or not; wearing all kinds of unusual headgear to stay warm or be seen; regularly jumping into icy water then eating vast quantities of cake, claiming we’ve earned it.

Just about the silliest thing I’ve done recently however, has to be that wonderful event, the Red Bull Neptune Steps. I’m not a big fan of the drink, but they sure do know how to put on a party. It was with a wee bit of trepidation that we all piled into the car and headed up to Glasgow to get our game faces on and do what doesn’t come naturally to us distance swimmers – giving it 100 per cent.

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Swim into Spring! We are very excited this issue to welcome Keri-anne Payne, Olympic silver medallist and double 10k open water world champion, as our guest coach. She joins Cassie Patten, our regular Olympian contributor, to bring you top training and technique advice to get you fitter and faster in the open water this summer. We also have training session ideas using all four strokes, advice to help you overcome negative thoughts on race day and the ultimate guide to wetsuit care and maintenance. And in our Gear pages this issue we test a full range of open water swimming wetsuits. As ever we have the most comprehensive UK and international event listings to help you plan your summer swims.