FEATURES,  View from the Water

Countdown to Christmas

Here at Outdoor Swimmer we are counting down to the Christmas holidays! Up until 17 December (when we start our Christmas break here at Outdoor Swimmer) we will be sharing lots of fantastic content with you to help with your winter swimming and pool training – technique tips, nutrition advice, gear reviews and more. Simply like and share our posts on social media to be entered into a draw to win some fantastic prizes every day. And anyone who subscribes to Outdoor Swimmer between 1 December and 17 December will be entered into a draw to win a dryrobe Advance.

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Fabulous prizes include:

Lido Pool

Lunch and a swim for two people at the amazing Thames Lido and Bristol Lido. Relax, indulge, unwind… The full Lido experience. Massage, Spa, Swimming, Lunch.

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A CityBrix backpack from KitBrix worth £175. The world’s first backpack with a built-in gym locker!

Wild Swimming

The beautifully illustrated guide to Wild Swimming by Flora Jamieson.

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The ultimate piece of kit to preserve your energy and core temperature with full protection from the elements – a dryrobe Advance.

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A children’s poncho and wetsuit from Splash About.

Tom Gregory 11 Years Old Swimming Sfw

Award-winning autobiography A Boy in the Water by Tom Gregory, the youngest person to ever swim the Channel.

This week’s photo of the week is by James Kirby of his amazing adventurer friend Gillie Hammersley taking a dip in 0.7°C water at a secret waterfall.

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.