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EXTRA,  FEATURES,  Features,  September 2023

What about men?

In a woman’s world, Rowan Clarke finds out why it’s important to advocate for male outdoor swimmers

Is outdoor swimming still female dominated? From social groups to events, businesses to campaigners, a female-heavy gender split seems universal and persistent. Observations that more women swim outdoors than men are reflected in statistics, social and mainstream media and, as we’re often told, in the pages of this magazine.

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