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Obviously, I love swimming. I’m never happier than when I’m in the pool. But it’s also really good for you. Any activity that gets your body moving, heart pumping, and endorphins flowing is worth trying, but swimming is unique in a few ways. Here’s five reasons why swimming is so good for you. It’s non…

My name is Jack Bridge. I’m 24 years old, and have been swimming since I was 4. I represent TeamGB, and at London 2012 came fourth in the 100m breaststroke, and in 2014 came fourth in the European Championships. This year I have decided to take part in the Diabetes UK Swim 22 challenge, where…

I’m Jack Bridge, and I’m a para athlete swimmer. I’ve been in the pool since I was four years old, and now swim an average of twenty miles per week. I’ve competed in the Paralympics and World Championships, in backstroke, breaststroke and medley races. It’s a great form of exercise, for many reasons. It…

Professor Dorothy Hodgkin worked out what insulin looks like, unlocking treatments for people with diabetes for years to come. We think it’s high time we celebrated her achievements and made her the face of the new £50 note. An atomic pioneer Professor Dorothy Hodgkin was a chemist and an innovator of X-ray crystallography. “What’s that?”…