5 swim reads to revisit whilst you are stuck at home

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Cooped up at home? Unable to go for a swim? Look at the positives! This as a great opportunity to revisit some great swim reads. Here are our favourites.


1 - Waterlog: A Swimmer’s journey through Britain

Waterlog is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer’s right to roam, and an unforgettable celebration of the magic of water. By Roger Deakin


2 - The Salt Path

The uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline. By Raynor Winn


3 - Swell: A Waterbiography

A funny and bold account of how women fought their way into the water, and of what they did once they got there. ByJenny Landreth


4 - Haunts of the Black Masseur

A dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley’s funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico. By Charles Sprawson


5 - A Boy in the Water

The poignant, life-affirming story of a determined boy, a visionary coach, and how the dream of a record-breaking Channel became reality. By Tom Gregory

01 Cover May

Issue 49 May 2021

  • How weather can affect your swim
  • How to train for your first open water mile
  • Where to swim in the Lake District
  • How pioneer women swimmers not only took on men in the open water but also campaigned for the vote
  • Training sessions to ease you back into the pool

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