Long distance swim
EXTRA,  FEATURES,  March 2024,  View from the Water

How to get your head around long-distance swimming

Simon Griffiths offers his insights on how he mentally prepares himself for longer swims in the open water

I grew up swimming with my town club. I mostly raced 50m and 100m, occasionally 200m.

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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.