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Mermaids! Romance! Time travel! Tescos! The April issue of Outdoor Swimmer has it all. Plus training sessions, technique advice, full UK and international event listings, the latest swim gear, event and destination reviews and more of your inspiring stories and stunning photography. Order your copy here or save money on the cover price and subscribe now.

28 30 Kap Interview

Empowering the world to swim: our new guest coach Olympic open water swimmer Keri-anne Payne explains her coaching philosophy.

38 41 Elaine Mermaids

Not all mermaids are damp Disney princesses. Elaine Howley explores the stories of repulsive and hideous mermaids.

52 53 Training April

Training sessions for all abilities – whether you are tackling your first open water mile or a longer distance challenge.

32 34 Wild About You

Romance! Could you find the swimmer of your dreams in our new Wild About You feature?

70 71 Rotto

Comprehensive UK and international event listings and reviews to help plan your 2019 swims.

83 87 Gear April

What’s in our kit bag? Our pick of the latest swimming and training kit.

Cover April19

This week’s photo of the week is by Rachel Meredith of The Swimmer, a half-marathon adventure through London’s outdoor pools and ponds.

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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.