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BEACH OF THE WEEK - BALOS - CRETE

This weeks beach of the week is Balos in CreteBalos Beach is on the northwest coast of Crete and a little out of the way. You can either hire a 4 x 4 and drive the track road from Kaliviani for 10K and then do the muscle burning 30 minute hike or there’s a [...]

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BEACH OF THE WEEK - ANAKENA - EASTER ISLAND

This weeks beach of the week is Anakena Bay on Easter island. I’ve only been once on our honeymoon but it had a fantastic lawless edge to it with bare backed horse riders galloping across the surf. It’s a great bay for swim sprints as it’s only 200metres wide so doing your 12 [...]

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BEACH OF THE WEEK - HENGISBURY HEAD - MUDEFORD

Beach of the Week is Hengisbury Head in Mudeford, mostly because if you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram you’ll know I’ve just spent the weekend there so it’s on my mind. I love this beach and the one after the ferry, that runs up to Friars Cliff which has the added bonus of George’s [...]

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BEACH OF THE WEEK - ARVANITIA IN ITALY

Rocky beaches are amazing, jumping off boulders then lying on hot stone in wet swimmers just can’t be beaten by sand... This week’s Beach of the Week is Arvanitia in Nafplio Italy, there are lots of glorious beaches in Italy but this one is magical, a ten minute walk from the town and just a [...]

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BEACH OF THE WEEK- TUNG WAN ON THE SAI KUNG PENINSULA

This week our Blackfish Beach of the Week is Tung Wan Bay on the Sai Kung Peninsula in Hong Kong. There’s a lazy quick way to get to it by boat but it’s nowhere near as magical as when you take the metro, bus, boat and hike. Honestly it really is better that [...]

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PRESS FEATURES

It's been an incredible few weeks of gaining coverage in the press.Pippa at Muddy Stilletos wrote a fabulous review of Blackfish on their blog "A swimsuit that fits? And — get this — flatters? And holds in your wobbly bits and makes you look all lean and lovely? Hell, yeah!" - Pippa. We are [...]

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PERKS.

A few of you have been asking for tips on how to carve out the time to get exercise in regularly? It's difficult and I wish I could magic the window for you. Everyone’s solution to this is slightly different: sometimes it's on the way home from work, sometimes while the kids are in [...]

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A BEACH A WEEK TO CHRISTMAS

It’s no good - I’m going to have to mention that word…Christmas! Usually we wait til 1st of January to think about getting fit but this year how about starting now? It’s tough to get going after the holidays. You feel over indulged and lacking in motivation and those grey cold days of January [...]

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OPEN WATER SWIMMING - SWEDEN

Just back from spending a wonderful week in Sweden.We were up on the West coast en route to Oslo, exploring the amazing un-spoilt landscape of forests and islands in search of great swimming.We swam in all weathers. It would be a lie to say the water temperature didn’t take your breath away but so did [...]

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GADGET OF THE MONTH - AERB MP3 PLAYER

We adore this little piece of technology. It goes on all our swim training outings and even came to our first photo shoot. If you look carefully you can spot it in the picture of Caroline in the Butterfly Vest and Surf Shorts below. This wonderful gadget will help you out when you are struggling [...]

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