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Karen Throsby’s Catalina swim

Many thanks to Beth Barnes who featured in our July issue on the I love open water swimming page for this video she sent us of Karen Throsby’s recent Catalina swim. It shows Karen leaping off a boat in the dark and crawling onto a rocky beach 14 hours later. She makes it look easy, but you know it isn’t.

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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.