June 2023 ‘Sea’
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The sea has captivated humans for centuries with people wanting to cross oceans, discover lands and understand tides. Swimmers either fear or fall in love with the sea. Some choose to swim far and long, across channels or along lengths of coastline, others dip and dabble at the beach.
I have always loved the sea, my first wild water experience as a child. It has at times scared me, rolled me over and spat me back at the beach but mostly it has soothed and supported me throughout my life.
This month’s issue is a celebration of the sea and like it or loathe it, there are lessons to be learned in these pages.
Click on our lead feature, Tales from the Shoreline and discover tiny objects with extraordinary stories before diving into tidal pools with author, swimmer and podcaster Freya Bromley. Still finding your sea legs? Why not try sea hiking a sort of cross-training that sounds utterly exhausting and yet brilliant.
In this month’s training Jonathan Cowie helps us swim through waves and chop, while Simon Griffiths
shares how to train in the pool for the ocean. There are some sea-inspired travel pages and if you need a new swimsuit check out our tried and tested gear pages. If you live inland, you can escape to the seaside with our picks of sea-books, audio and film.
Ella Foote, Editor
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- The Tidal YearA new book, The Tidal Year, follows swimmer Freya Bromley attempting to swim in every tidal pool in mainland Britain. Ella Foote meets Freya to learn why and how (spoiler alert) it doesn’t matter that she didn’t finish the task.
- Testing the limits with novelist J.H. MannWriter J.H. Mann on the epic ocean challenge that inspired his new thriller.
- Sea hiking: A step towards sea swimmingSea hiking could be a stepping stone into sea swimming for those who are not yet confident. Both energetic and relaxing, competitive, yet social – it appeals to both swimmers and non-swimmers as Sandy Ciccognani explains
- Lido Guide: Jesus GreenJesus Green, the 100 yard pool in Cambridge, turns 100 years old this summer. Author of The Lido Guide, Emma Pusill introduces us to this historic pool.
- Beachcombing: Tales from the shorelineRowan Clarke meets the beachcombers finding tiny objects that tell extraordinary stories.
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