Swim training
EXTRA,  FEATURES,  February 2023,  Opinion,  View from the Water

Retaining the joy of swim training

Simon Griffiths on prioritising the process of swim training, rather than the end goal of completing a challenge

As often seems to happen, when pondering a swimming question, I read something unrelated and realise it addresses what I’ve been thinking about.

To see all the online content from the February 2023 issue of Outdoor Swimmer, visit the 'Challenge' page.

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.