Share your swimming stories

We love to share our readers stories and pictures, both in print and on-line, so if you've got something you think is worth publishing, get in touch. We particularly encourage contributions from swimmers with diverse backgrounds. editor@outdoorswimmer.com

For the magazine


My swim story

Usually printed at the back of the magazine, this is a chance to tell the swimming community what you love about open water swimming or how you discovered it.

Word count: 500.


Guest coach

If you're an experienced coach and have a unique, relevant and interesting training idea or methodology to share, let us know. This is a great way to promote your brand. Please contact our editor with your idea before writing.

Word count: 700 to 1200.


Call to Action

Does something in the world of swimming need fixing or improving? Have you got an idea what should be done. Let us know about it. Send a letter and a picture for our Letters page.


Swim Travel

Are you familiar with a particular part of the country or the world that offers fantastic open water and wild swimming opportunities? Would you like to share that with other swimmers?

Word count: 1000.


Inspirational stories and other feature ideas

If you think our readers will like it and you can write it, let us know.

Word count: 700 to 1200.

For the website


Readers' swims

Have you done an interesting swim that you'd like to add to our website collection? There's lots of scope here to share your successes and inspire other swimmers.

Word count: 300 to 1000.


Event reports

This is the place to tell us about your favourite race and why the rest of us should consider doing it.

Word count: 300 to 1000.


Guest blog

If you need to have a rant or have got some sage advice to share, consider putting it into a guest blog post.

Word count: 400 to 600.


Miscellaneous open water related news, stories, reviews etc.

For anything that doesn't fit into one our categories above but you think needs sharing.

Word count: up to 750.

Please also see our submission guidelines

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