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Electronic subscriptions now available

At last! It has taken us a while to iron out some technical issues, but we can now finally offer electronic only subscriptions to H2Open Magazine.

As noted previously, subscribers to the print issue will receive automatic access to the electronic version.
We anticipate the electronic version will be of most interest to open water swimmers outside of the UK.
Due to a quirk in VAT laws, we have to charge VAT on electronic subscriptions to UK and European residents (while print magazines are zero rated for VAT). This means the total price in the UK is the same for either the print or the electronic version (£20). For the rest of Europe the price is also £20 (inc VAT), a saving of £6 over the print version. Subscribers elsewhere pay the VAT free price of £16.67.
Electronic versions of back issues are also available.

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I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year and I provide one-to-one support to swimmers through Swim Mentoring.