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Swimming is an easy and effective way to get – and stay – fit. It builds lean muscle, and is great for anyone who is recovering from injury.
Here is what you need to get started.
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The right swimsuit will make you go faster, and feel amazing. Zoggs has a great selection of styles, like this Cabarita one, £28.
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This clever Speedo Pinnacle Kickback Swimsuit, £60, supports your bust and uses clever panels to improve body position and increase awareness of core muscles, so you get more from your workout.
Time your swim, count your laps, and see how many calories you burn with a genius Swimovate, £69.99.
Protect your hair by coating it with a 10p-sized blob of Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue, £29.60, before diving in.
Protect your hair and go faster with a swim cap. We love this one for long hair from Speedo, £7.
Goggles are essential but, let's face it, the marks they leave behind are annoying. Speedo's Aquapure, £20, offer precision fit and comfort, minimising lines.
Don't spend your entire swim doing endless lengths – mix it up with training aids. This Speedo Elite Pullkick, £20, tones your legs and bum, while building core strength.
Improve your technique and tone your arms with this Zoggs Pullbuoy, £8.
Rinse off chlorine and nourish your skin post-swim with Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, £17.
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