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Swimming journeys - July issue of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

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Journeys can take many forms. In the July issue of Outdoor Swimmer Magazine adventurer Alastair Humphreys tells how his account of busking across Spain became a personal memoir of a life lived adventurously; 'Urban Mermaid' Lindsey Cole recounts her tale of dipping to Scotland, meeting swimmers via social media as she cycled the length of the country; travel writer Patrick Scott tells of a sacred swim in the river Ganges; and reader Sarah Hicks writes about her journey from wetsuit to skins swimmer.

If you are taking on a long-distance challenge, our regular Olympian contributor Cassie Patten gives you top tips on how to recover from a 10km swim. Guest coach Keri-anne Payne continues her series on correct technique, this month looking at body position and rotation. And we have outdoor training session ideas to help you swim in a pack and advice to help you overcome any fears you have of the open water.

Whether you are a wild dipper, marathon swimmer or just love escaping into the great outdoors, grab a copy of our July issue for some summer swimspiration. Subscribe now and save 21% on the cover price.

42 45 Alastair Humphreys

Ella Foote swims with adventurer Alastair Humphreys

52 53 Kap Training

Olympic medallist and world champion Keri-anne Payne continues her series on correct technique, this month looking at body position and rotation

62 63 Highland Travel

A wild swimming adventure in the Scottish Highlands

85 89 Gear July

On test: prescription goggles and kids' swim kit

34 37 Lindsey Cole

Dipping to Scotland: Lindsey Cole's around Britain adventure

50 51 Training July

Close contact: how to swim in a pack

94 95 Summer Reads

Our pick of the latest swimming books

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  • The Pull of the Sea - understanding tides
  • Find Your Power! How to pace for your best race
  • Edge of the World - exploring the Hebrides
  • The Joy of Snacks! Fuel your swim adventures
  • Adventure Swimming - Gear special

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