Somerset swimming holiday
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Somerset Swim Retreats

Simon Griffiths took a weekend off racing for some welcome rest and recreation in the South West of England… but it still involved swimming

I should have known better than to try driving from London to Somerset during a heatwave on a Friday afternoon that coincided with a rail strike. The journey took twice as long as expected and left me frazzled and exhausted.

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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.