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A gift subscription to Outdoor Swimmer: what are the perks?

When was the last time you stitched a fabric swimming badge onto your togs? Subscribe to Outdoor Swimmer magazine and you’ll not only get 28% off the cover price and magazines delivered to your door, you will also get free access to the digital edition on our app, discounts on ticketed events, exclusive offers from brands and a special fabric badge for your swimming kit bag or robe!

So, the wild swimmer in your life already has a swimsuit, a changing robe, neoprene gloves and all the other accessories that come with outdoor swimming. What could you possibly get them for Christmas that they haven’t already got? A subscription to Outdoor Swimmer magazine and a delightfully retro fabric swim badge, of course!

Choose from a 3, 6 or 12-month subscriptions and give your friends a family a magazine that’s full of swimspiration each and every month. You can choose whether to send the first issue to your loved-one or to yourself so you can wrap it up and give it as a present. And each gift subscription also comes with a greetings card and an Outdoor Swimmer fabric badge, which they can stitch onto their changing robe or kit bag. But there’s also so much more to a subscription to the world’s only outdoor swimming magazine…

What are the benefits of subscribing to Outdoor Swimmer?

  • MONTHLY INSPIRATION: Every month Outdoor Swimmer is packed full of features, practical advice, location information and swimming stories to inspire your wild swimming adventures. Beautifully produced on eco-friendly paper, every month includes health news, outdoor swimming news, training, swim locations, technique, travel, event listings, gear news and kit reviews. It’s all you need to dive into the wonderful world of outdoor swimming.
  • SAVE MONEY: With prices starting at just £19.99 for a gift subscription, you save up to 28% on the cover price. The recipient can also enjoy the convenience of having Outdoor Swimmer delivered straight to their door every month. Postage is included in the subscription fees.
  • ACCESS TO DIGITAL EDITIONS & CHALLENGES: Subscribers get free access to the digital edition on the Outdoor Swimmer App, plus offer codes to download back issues. You also get access to our invitation-only climate offsetting challenges hosted on the Climategames app.
  • EXCLUSIVE OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS: You will also get pre-sale access to ticketed events such as races and festivals, plus exclusive offers from our favourite swimming brands.

Become a patron or super patron

If you love Outdoor Swimmer magazine and want to dive in deeper to the Outdoor Swimmer community, try our Patron or Super Patron packages.


  • A SURPRISE GIFT EACH YEAR: In addition to receiving Outdoor Swimmer magazine delivered to your door each month, a fabric badge and discounts from the best swimming brands, our Outdoor Swimmer Patrons get a swim inspired present each year from us (last year it was a Gill Marine 30L Team Bag, worth £58)
  • MONTHLY VIRTUAL EVENTS: Join us for monthly virtual events with outdoor swimming experts
  • ACCESS TO THE FULL BACK ISSUE CATALOGUE: Read any historic issue of Outdoor Swimmer magazine.
  • SUPER PATRONS ALSO BENEFIT FROM: One-to-one phone or video calls with a member of the Outdoor Swimmer team (four calls per year), a member of the team to attend or speak at one event per year of your choice (eg. fundraiser, charity dinner) plus two free subscriptions per year to donate as your choose.

To purchase an Outdoor Magazine subscription as a Christmas gift, click here. To purchase an Outdoor Magazine subscription for yourself, click here.