Outdoor Swimmer Issue 42 (September 2020)

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Inside this month's issue:

What are your Open Water Dreams? Plans may have changed but this issue is one of hope, celebrating challenges overcome and dreams fulfilled despite the current situation. Adventure may be closer to home, but there are still adventures to be had – big and small. We meet Stephen Redmond, whose obsession with a pioneer swim in Ireland came to fruition this July; proving that age is no barrier, we talk to the man who did 105 Ironmans at 60; six women and their nail-biting Channel relay that nearly ended in failure; the first ever swim to The Goodwin Sands, 8km off the Kent coast; the young adventurer who swam all the lakes in the Lake District; the story of a record-breaking English Channel backstroke swim; and Keri-anne Payne gives advice on how to return to racing this summer.

As we welcome new swimmers to swimming outdoors we look at open water safety and safe sea swimming. Ella Foote explores how we can campaign to keep our rivers and waterways clean and safe for swimming. And Elaine Howley looks at how global warming is affecting historic swims and swimming locations worldwide.

Plus, outdoor swimming news, training & technique, nature & wildlife, travel UK and abroad, open water goggle reviews and issue seven of Swimrunner, our swimrun section.


112 pages, perfect bound, printed in full colour on FSC approved paper in the United Kingdom.


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