FEATURES,  View from the Water

Bank holiday adventures, brand new issue and the final leg of Lewis Pugh’s Long Swim

If like me you may now be suffering from post-Bank Holiday blues. After a weekend of swimming adventures the nine-to-five grind can be a bit of a comedown – but fear not! Not only is it a short week but the new issue of Outdoor Swimmer will also be out by the end of the week. Happy days! Send us your swim selfies of your swimming adventures for our Swim Wild and Free page in the magazine. My Saturday was spent bombing down a very fast-flowing river Arun!

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Jonathan and friends Emily and Katie swimming in the Arun

In our September issue we swim with UN Ambassador of the Oceans Lewis Pugh on his Long Swim to raise awareness of ocean pollution. As I write this Outdoor Swimmer’s Simon Griffiths is in Dover to take part in a beach clean with Surfers Against Sewage before joining a group of swimmers to accompany Lewis on his final swim into Dover. An amazing endeavour by Lewis – in our September issue read more about his swim of the length of the English Channel and his call on the UK government to increase the number of Marine Protected Areas and check out our Facebook page this lunchtime for the action from Dover.

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Lewis Pugh

The newsletter this week is all about adventure and our September issue is packed full of inspiration, advice and kit reviews for your next outdoor swimming adventure. Subscribe now and save 21% on the September issue’s cover price. Bargain! Or if you just can’t wait, download the digital issue now.

Swim wild and free,

Jonathan Cowie

Editor, Outdoor Swimmer magazine

This week’s pic of the week is of Heather Gould and Lesley Cockburn Legg at Tynemouth Longsands showing their usual serious approach! Photo by Jane Sendall

In each issue of the magazine we publish a selection of your images in our Selkie Reader Photo Contest. To be in with a chance of having your photo featured in the magazine and winning outdoor swimming kit and apparel from Selkie Swim Co enter your best pics now.

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.