Category: Must-Reads

We did it!

‘A bad rehearsal is a sign for a good performance’ – so goes the saying, as my friend and photographer Thomas Voller reminded me the day before my crossing. And indeed – the last 12 months of preparation had been quite a challenge, with my herniated neck discs, my […]

Nothing else matters

Sunday 9th July. The weather forecast was more than promising. Plenty of sunny spells, insignificant currents (0.25-0.50 knot), comfortable water temperatures (15-16 °C) and a gentle breeze between 8 and 10 am. We were in for the perfect swim. This year’s crossing between Denmark and Sweden (island of Ven) […]

Some like it cold

Winter is all over us, and with it has come my favourite part of open water swimming – cold acclimation training. Yep, you heard it right – my favourite part! No, I’m not a masochist and I certainly don’t have super powers. And yes, I’m perfectly sane, thank you. I’ve […]

F*ck extreme!

Have you read the sports news lately? Have you noticed the recent warnings about training addiction and the social side effects of extreme sports? At last the bull’s getting officially grasped by the horns! This wild beast must be tamed. I couldn’t agree more! But one thing bothers […]

Hall of Shame

Let’s take a break. Just for one moment, for one post. Enough self-glorification. Now is the time to let a few skeletons out of the closet. You know, the little secrets we only reluctantly share in public. The ones that might spoil this image of perfection we hold […]