National Parks Week – The Adventurous Lake District

As we are situated right in the heart of the Lake District National Park, ‘celebrating everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s breathing spaces’ is something that is second nature to us at English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues. The theme of this year’s National Parks Week, from 25th to 31st July, is adventure. Here are just five of our favourite things to do in the Lake District to get your heart pumping in stunning surroundings. Continue reading “National Parks Week – The Adventurous Lake District”

10 Open Water Swimming Tips from Cassie Patten

If anybody can give advice about how to improve your open water swimming performance it is Cassie Patten! Olympic medallist and winner of the inaugural Great North Swim in 2008, Cassie has encouraged thousands of us to dive in and have a go.

We asked her recently to give us her top ten tips for getting ready for competition with a view to going the distance with confidence. These should come in handy for the Great North Swim at Low Wood Bay in Windermere!

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Cassie Patten’s Training advice for the next Great North Swim

In the final video of our series filmed at Low Wood Bay, Cassie Patten talks to Kate, Anna and Rachel about training in preparation for next years Great North Swim. Continue reading “Cassie Patten’s Training advice for the next Great North Swim”

Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Nutrition

Following on from our previous Great North Swim Video with Cassie Patten where we covered Sighting and Confidence Kate, Anna and Rachel ask for some tips on what they should eat before a Great Swim or an Open Water Swimming event. Continue reading “Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Nutrition”

Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Confidence

Following on from our previous Great North Swim Video with Cassie Patten where we covered Sighting, Kate, Anna and Rachel ask for some tips to build their confidence in the open water. Continue reading “Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Confidence”

Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Sighting

In the second of our video blogs in the lead up to the Great North Swim, Cassie Patten, open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist talks to Kate Cameron, Anna Rogerson and Rachel Amner, a group of three women who are signed up to do the 2 mile race at the Great North Swim and who have all caught the open water swimming ‘bug’. Continue reading “Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: Sighting”

Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: From Pool to Outdoor Swimming

In the first of our video blogs in the lead up to the Great North Swim, Cassie Patten, open water Olympic Bronze and two times World Silver Medalist meet 12 year old Taylor Aplin and gives her some tips on making the transition from pool swimming to the outdoors in the open water of Windermere. Continue reading “Great North Swim Tips with Cassie Patten: From Pool to Outdoor Swimming”