#GetSpeedoFit Challenge 2015

Swimming has been my biggest challenge this year and I’m even more excited to join forces with Speedo and Women’s Health UK to take part in the #GetSpeedoFit Challenge for 2015!

I’m one of four Challengers – meet Amy, David and Alex – who will be on this 6 week journey with me where I will build confidence, endurance and improve my technique

In preparation for our challenge, we headed over to University of Bath for our pre challenge fitness testing. They were thorough; everything from VO2 max,  to resting blood samples. The data produced will allow me to see my progress from here onwards as I undertake the challenge.

Since I have learnt to swim, I’ve seen how swimming can support my fitness goals. It’s one of the most effective forms of exercise; being low impact also means I can jump in the pool on the days I can’t take a heavy gym training session. Anyway, 30 minutes of swimming is supposed to provide the same benefits as one hour of training on land.

For the six weeks, I’ll be having weekly lessons with Speedo Swim Coach Dan Bullock, plus sessions on my own working on swimming fitness and technique… oh and a side of banter with my challenge mates!

You can follow my journey here on the blog, via Instagram or Twitter (check out the #getspeedofit hashtag) and also in Women’s Health UK magazine (the June issue is on shelves now!).

If you fancy taking on the challenge with me, head over to the hub where you can find all the resources that you will ever need – www.getspeedofit.co.uk

Lets #getspeedofit together! 

Elle 🙂 



  1. KatieLouise
    May 26, 2015 / 11:44

    Oh, this sounds like a great challenge. I'll be folllowing! I love swimming, but I can't do front crawl at all so I'm definitely gonna try to work on that from now on!

  2. KatieLouise
    May 26, 2015 / 11:43

    Oh, this sounds like a great challenge. I'll be folllowing! I love swimming, but I can't do front crawl at all so I'm definitely gonna try to work on that from now on!

  3. Beki Cadd
    May 16, 2015 / 18:51

    How exciting! One day I will learn to swim properly, but until then I look forward to following your progress 🙂

    • Elle Linton
      May 18, 2015 / 07:56

      Thanks Beki! …I'm defo now a champion of learning to swim properly! Check out the website for stuff you can do!

  4. Colleen @ Keep it Real Clean
    May 14, 2015 / 23:15

    This is soo great!! I love swimming!! I cant wait to hear more about your journey!!

    • Elle Linton
      May 15, 2015 / 08:10

      Thanks Colleen 🙂 …I love that I'm now in the "love swimming" gang! haha! It's the little things!

  5. Renee @Bendifulblog
    May 14, 2015 / 09:55

    This is amazing! I love swimming and really enjoy seeing people progress and develop their skills. I had no idea that swimming could be such a off workout for people. I swam all the way through school, I seriously have phases where I miss the sweet smell of Chlorine. I can't to follow this challenge.

    • Elle Linton
      May 14, 2015 / 21:14

      Thanks Renee! …I know right! When we know how to do something without thinking, we forget how it felt to be a beginner! This has definitely been a humbling challenge for me!

  6. Simone
    May 14, 2015 / 06:25

    How cool! I love swimming but I'm allergic to chlorine making it hard to find a swimming pool that is in our area that uses something else. But I'll be following along on your challenge!

    • Elle Linton
      May 14, 2015 / 21:13

      oh wow! how interesting! well, you're gonna have to make it a goal to have a house with a pool one day!

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