August 27, 2010

Get Well Soon Holly Walsh!

A comedian and children's TV Presenter was due to take part in the FunSwimShop World Bog Snorkelling Championships this Sunday, 29th August 2010.

Holly Walsh took part in the annual Worthing International Birdman Festival to raise money for Rainbow Children's Hospice. Unfortunately the home-made helicopter crash landed and Holly suffered a bad fracture above the elbow as well as a dislocated shoulder.

Obviously Holly has had to pull out of the Bog Snorkelling, but we wish her a speedy recovery and hope that she gives it a go in 2011.

August 25, 2010

Fancy a dirty weekend?

The pressures of modern life can really put a strain on relationships, so with the Bank Holiday ahead of you it would be the perfect time to arrange a long dirty weekend away from it all.

I'm planning one myself and the right clothing can make you feel much more adventurous! I don't want to forget anything so I've made a list including my full length wetsuit, flippers, mask and snorkel. Everything you need to take part in the FunSwimShop World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2010, on Sunday 29th August in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales.

Yes, Bog Snorkelling! What did you think I meant?

We're very excited and looking forward to meeting everyone including one of the most famous participants, Julia Galvin, who kindly agreed to be our poster girl.

August 16, 2010

Congratulations to our Chicago expo $50 voucher winner!

Congratulation goes to Raven Sullivan winner of $50 to spend at Raven's name was drawn from our competition at the Bebe Paluzza Expo in Chicago.

August 08, 2010

Keep your ears protected while swimming

Putty Buddies are soft, comfortable silicone ear plugs. Extra soft silicone means more comfort and better fit and the extra tacky texture keeps ear plugs in place for maximum effectiveness.

Putty Buddies silicone ear plugs are reusable and should be stored in the handy carrying case. Discard the ear plugs when they become dirty or lost their tackiness.

August 06, 2010

Our Whales are on the 'Orca Corker'!

ORCA is the marine conservation charity dedicated to forging links between people and the sea. ORCA is committed to the study of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring and educating others.

This year they have organised an 'ORCA Corker' cruise across the Bay of Biscay to celebrate their tenth anniversary and we were excited to provide Brittany Ferries with our inflatable friends for a little theming on board the mv Pont-Aven.

If you are still looking for a special short break this summer why not join the celebratory trip from 18th-20th August? Book directly with Brittany Ferries, you'll have a whale of a time!

August 05, 2010

Pool Noodles: 'How do you use yours?'

We thought we would share one of the many interesting uses our customers find for the humble pool noodle. If you thought these cylinders of polyethylene foam were only useful when learning to swim then think again!

Kendo meaning "Way of the Sword" is a modern Japanese martial art of sword-fighting based on traditional Japanese swordsmanship, or kenjutsu. Wooden swords are used as inexpensive subsitutes in training, but can cause injury when the protective competition armour seen below is not being worn. Our customer has found that pool noodles are the perfect shape and material to pad the wooden swords thus minimising any training injuries!

 Pool Noodles: 'How do you use yours?'