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How to maintain swim fitness without pool training

No pool? No problem. Jonathan Cowie explains how you can maintain your swim fitness with some dry land training, including running, HIIT and pilates.

With bills rising and the cost of living crisis hitting families hard, not everyone can afford the luxury of a swimming pool membership – especially if you have spent the spring and summer swimming for free in wild bodies of water.

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Abi writes swimming news stories and features for the Outdoor Swimmer website and manages the social media channels. She loves to swim, run, hike and SUP close to her home in Herefordshire. While she’s a keen wild swimmer, Abi is new to the world of open water events and recently completed her first open water mile. She has previously written for The Guardian, BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC History Magazine and Ernest Journal.