FEATURES,  View from the Water

Issue 2 – Coming soon

I’ve spent the past few days editing some of the copy for April’s issue, and it’s looking good (although, I would say that, wouldn’t I). Simon Murie has written a great piece on Alcatraz, looking at the history of what makes this such an iconic open water swim. He also reassures us that any sharks in the vicinity are timid, and actually quite nice really. For the more leisurely minded, Kate Rew introduces us to Farleigh Riverbank Club, perhaps the last river swimming club in the UK.
Meanwhile, for anyone tempted by a 10km open water swimming race (for example, Human Race’s 10k marathon swim on 28th May, in Dorney Lake), Joel Enoch has produced a nutrition guide for the day. Other features include a guide to making the most of tides and currents, overcoming your fears in open water and our usual lidos and top spots.
The magazine will be posted by 11 April. Subscribers will shortly also have access to the electronic version, so wherever you are in the world, you’ll be able to read H2Open as soon as it’s printed.
(Image: Blinq Photography)


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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.