Swim walking
EXTRA,  FEATURES,  June 2024,  View from the Water

Walk more to swim faster

Simon Griffiths shares how walking can benefit your swimming, and lead you to more interesting swimming locations

The reality is, most of us don’t walk as much as we should or could. We sit behind desks and get whisked to where we need to go in cars, buses or trains.

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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.