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 April

Issue 37 April 2020

  • The Vicar of Dipping: Spirituality, connectedness and the instant hit of wild swimming with the Reverend Kate Bottley
  • Swimming to Recovery: How open water swimming helped Simon Harmer recover from losing both his legs in Afghanistan
  • Adventures in Winter Swimming: What happened when Olympian Keri-anne Payne tried cold water swimming?
  • The Return of the Fish Hawk: Swimming and nature
  • How to Swim Faster: Training ideas to pick up your pace

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