News

  • Newly renovated marine lake opens
    After much campaigning, Weston’s marine lake has reopened. Volunteer group, the Mudlarks, organised for a dredger to spend a month in the lake removing the silt build-up that had made swimming impossible
  • Community led swimming ponds for East London
    A community group has launched a Crowdfunder project to transform an East London industrial site into community-owned natural swimming ponds and a biodiverse park.
  • Kessock Ferry Swim returns with 300 swimmers
    After a fifty-year gap 300 swimmers took to the water in Inverness last weekend for the revival of the Kessock Ferry Swim.
  • More support for Grange Lido
    Eden Project co-founder Sir Tim Smit has backed calls to restore the lido in Grange Over Sands, Cumbria.
  • New look for Outdoor Swimmer
    Outdoor Swimmer’s website and magazine have got a new look this month. As well as new content, contributors and style, there are still all the favourites for new and existing subscribers.
  • Drowning Prevention Week – How You Can Help
    Around 400 UK and Irish citizens lose their lives each year through drowning. Many of those deaths are preventable.
  • Swim at sunrise on World Bathing Day
    Next Monday, June 22, is World Bathing Day and the Bathe the World Foundation is asking people across the globe to plunge in and raise awareness of the importance of water in our daily lives.
  • Finisterre partners with Circular Flow to launch 100% recyclable neoprene regeneration scheme
    Each year it is estimated that a staggering 8,380 tonnes of wetsuits are discarded into landfills or incinerated across the globe. To help combat this environmental and wildlife emergency, Finisterre has teamed up with Circular Flow, which has devised the world’s first closed-loop neoprene regeneration scheme, to launch an innovative 100% recyclable neoprene partnership.
  • The crisis facing our swimming pools and why more people could drown
    The energy crisis is hurting swimming pool operators up and down the country, with many fearing for their future, seriously impacting their ability to help their community enjoy water safely. Soaring fuel costs could herald a reduction in pool programmes and even threaten the closure of much loved and needed community pools.
  • Spring jellyfish blooms bring turtles to UK shores
    This summer, help support ongoing research by reporting your marine animal sightings during your sea swims. The Marine Conservation Society’s long-running wildlife sightings project focuses on two key species which arrive on UK shores: jellyfish and, as a result, turtles. Both species are vital in supporting ocean biodiversity and are indicators of climate change while being at risk from its impacts.
  • Veteran British swimmer takes the plunge again
    Distance swimmer and marine biologist Nigel Downing (70) is taking on his second long-distance fundraising challenge in aid of aviation charity Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), after becoming the oldest Briton to complete the Strait of Gibraltar in 2015 at the age of 64.
  • Synchronised swim for Ukraine
    Synchronised swimming is all about unity, and as part of the Penzance Arts Festival 2022, you can be a part of something spectacular: an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest number of people performing a synchronised swimming routine’ and raise funds for Unicef, Ukraine. Find out how to register your interest and get involved.