Sarah Thomas ocean swimming
EXTRA,  FEATURES,  June 2023

Sarah Thomas on her love of ocean swimming

Marathon swimmer Sarah Thomas shares how her Catalina Channel swim in 2010 sparked a passion for the sea, and swimming out as far as she wants

I grew up in the middle of America. I was born in Kansas, then Tennessee before moving to North Texas when I was 10.

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Abi writes swimming news stories and features for the Outdoor Swimmer website and manages the social media channels. She loves to swim, run, hike and SUP close to her home in Herefordshire. While she’s a keen wild swimmer, Abi is new to the world of open water events and recently completed her first open water mile. She has previously written for The Guardian, BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC History Magazine and Ernest Journal.