With the athletic world getting ready for the 2012 London Olympics, the exciting explosion of open water swimming in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and the hundreds of marathon swimmers traversing across the English Channel, there is always plenty to write about the swimmers of the United Kingdom, England, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

A deep sense of gratitude goes to Lone Swimmer blogger Donal Buckley for providing a graphic outlining the differences between Ireland, the United Kingdom and Great Britain.

Copyright © 2011 by Open Water Source