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Tamzin Outhwaite gets ‘Swim Fit’ with Speedo

Actress and mum of two, Tamzin Outhwaite, is the latest person to discover the wealth of health and fitness benefits swimming has to offer – as evidenced by these amazing before and after pictures.

Actress and mum of two, Tamzin Outhwaite, is the latest person to discover the wealth of health and fitness benefits swimming has to offer – as evidenced by these amazing before and after pictures.


Disillusioned with the ‘boring’ gym, yet wanting to tone-up and get fit following the birth of her second child, Tamzin, 42, took on our six-week Speedo Swim Fit training programme, under the guidance of former Olympic swimmer and Speedo ambassador, Karen Pickering.


“I’ve always been quite active, but after my second child, I didn’t feel comfortable sweating it out in the gym. I love swimming on holiday but never saw it as a way of keeping fit, so was keen to find out about swimming for fitness,” says Tamzin. “Swimming offers a full-body workout, whilst also giving me a lovely bit of ‘me time’. I’m so happy with the results; I’ve found something that I love doing and I feel great afterwards.”


Tamzin followed a bespoke six-week Swim Fit programme put together for her by former professional swimmer, Karen Pickering. Swimming twice a week for 45 minutes, the programme incorporated aerobic fitness drills and techniques using Speedo Power Paddles and Hydro Discs to build up Tamzin’s fitness levels and stamina. To help create tone and muscle definition, Tamzin performed core strength and leg exercises, supported with Speedo Kickboards and Pullbuoys.


Karen commented: “There’s a big misconception that swimming is boring and not that effective. But when done properly, swimming can be one of the best sports for burning calories, building strength and improving muscle tone. It doesn’t have to be about monotonous lengths up and down the pool; you can mix it up with different techniques and equipment to keep things varied and target problem areas. It’s also great for new mums like Tamzin, as the buoyancy in the water really supports the body.”

Tamzin’s before and after images speak for themselves, showing a real change in the tone and definition of her body.


Sally Polak, Marketing Manager for Speedo UK, commented: “We’re passionate about making swimming both effective and fun. It’s great to see how our Swim Fitness range has helped Tamzin achieve her fitness goals. She’s shown what can be achieved in just six weeks – imagine the results given a little longer!”