Swimming events

How swimming events shape the world of outdoor swimming

Open water challenges shape outdoor swimming more than you realise. Rowan Clarke investigates.

There’s a stretch of the iconic Dart 10K swim with a unique view: glistening water, land unreachable by road or footpath and a stream of swimmers snaking down this beautiful river.

To see all the online content from the February 2023 issue of Outdoor Swimmer, visit the 'Challenge' page.