How often do you publish Outdoor Swimmer magazine?

Outdoor Swimmer is monthly magazine. We typically publish each issue a few days before the start of the issue month, so that, for example, our May issue is published at the end of April.

Where can I buy Outdoor Swimmer?

The most reliable way to ensure you receive your copy of Outdoor Swimmer is to take out an annual subscription. The magazine is available in a limited number of branches of WH Smiths in the UK and in newsagents in other countries. It can also be ordered through newsagents. 

Can I subscribe to Outdoor Swimmer from outside of the UK?

We welcome subscribers from around the world. We make a conscious effort to ensure the majority of our content is relevant to readers wherever they are. We have subscribers across Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East and South America, all united by a love of open water swimming. Please see our subscription site for details. You can also read us on your PC, iPad or Android device (see here for details).

Can I buy back issues?

A limited number of back issues are available through our subscription site. Alternatively, how full set of back issues is available through our digital app.

I've placed an order: why haven't I received my subscription yet?

It can take up to five weeks to receive your first issue depending on when you placed your order. If you are concerned or haven't received a confirmation email for your order, please contact our subscriptions team (see details below).

Where's my magazine?

If you think you've missed an issue please contact our subscriptions using the contact form on the contact us page or phone +44 (0) 1778 392467.

Can I read the magazine electronically?

Yes. The magazine is available to read on PCs, iPad and Android devices. Please see our digital subscription page for details.

I still have a question about my subscription.

Please contact our subscriptions team on by using the contact form on the contact us page or phone +44 (0) 1778 392467

If you have a technical question about our iPad, iPhone or Android please contact:

I have another sort of question.

If you have a question about open water swimming, nutrition, technique, injury, wetsuits or mental preparation please send it to us at and we will ask one of our experts to try to answer you through our "Ask the Experts" pages.
If you have any other sort of question, send us a message using the contact form on the contact us page and we will help you if we can.

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