Outdoor Swimmer Issue 44 (December 2020)

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Our final issue of the year is a joyful issue that looks forward to 2021 and adventures ahead. Order your copy now or subscribe today and receive the December issue and all future issues, so you never miss out again.

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The December issue is packed full of features, including:

FINDING THE JOY: Record-breaking English Channel 4-way swimmer Sarah Thomas discusses life after cancer and how she has dealt with 2020.

WORLD'S HIGHEST SWIM: Extreme adventurer Daniel Bull on swimming in the highest lake on earth (it was so cold his shorts froze!)

2020 MIND GAMES: Triple Olympian Keri-anne Payne looks at ways to help find sanity in ever-changing circumstances.

WILD SWIMMING: Misadventures in the Peak District – cold water dips, haunted pools and leaps of faith.

PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS! How to use a simple sport psychology tool to improve your open water swimming.

BIG HAIR, DON'T CARE: Solving the problem of swimming with afro hair.

WHAT'S IN OUR KIT BAG? From stocking fillers to extra-special presents – our favourite festive swim kit this month.

SHOULD I SWIM WHILE PREGNANT? Olympic open water bronze medalist (and mum) Cassie Patten answers your questions.


  • Elaine Howley on the history of swimming heads of state.
  • SwimTrek founder Simon Murie on essential winter swim viewing.
  • Simon Griffiths on whether winter swimming is like chocolate.
  • The eco entrepreneur bringing sustainable shopping to the swim industry.
  • Wild women: we meet global adventurer Jenny Tough.

And... more in-depth features & interviews, outdoor swimming news, training & technique, nature & wildlife and kit reviews.

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