Research papers can take a while to come out in academic journals, but i will post links and pdf files as soon as I am able to (subject to copyright restrictions). Please contact me directly if you would like to read one of these publications but are unable to access them because of subscription restrictions.
Throsby, K (2013) "You can't be too vain to gain if you want to swim the Channel": marathon swimming and the construction of heroic fatness. International Review for the Sociology of Sport
DOI: 10.1177/1012690213494080 (early online publication, 5 July, 2013)
Throsby, K (2013) "If I go in like a cranky sea lion, I come out like a smiling dolphin": marathon swimming and the unexpected pleasures of being a body in water. Feminist Review 103: 5-22
September 2012: Becoming a Channel Swimmer magazine
This magazine-style publication contains a summary of the key findings of the research. You can download a copy of the magazine by clicking on the image below, or you can e-mail me to request a hard copy.
July 2010: Long Distance Training Camps: A Subjective Comparison
This report is based on my own experiences of long distance training camps in Malta, Jersey and Cork from April - June 2010. This is a subjective account of those camps which aims to help those swimmers interested in joining a training camp or week to choose which is most appropriate for their needs, and at what stage in the training process. These are the views of the author only from her perspective as a swimmer in training for the Channel. You can download the pdf of the report here.