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Is endless summer swimming a dream come true?

Do you embrace the cold and celebrate the changing seasons, or would endless summer swimming be a dream come true? Simon Griffiths meets a swimming coach who lived in a perpetual summer for eight years. 

When we started Outdoor Swimmer, my vision was for a global magazine. I wanted to publish stories that were relevant to swimmers wherever they were, and I tried to reflect this in the language we used; for example, to recognise that it’s not summer for all of us at the same time.

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