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With open water venues and lidos in England reopening and indoor pools following next week, this issue we celebrate our pools and lidos, explore their rich history, learn how we can support them, and look forward to regeneration projects. The future is bright!

Have you ever considered the environmental cost of your swim kit? We look at the environmental impact of neoprene, asks how green is your wetsuit and investigate possible neoprene alternatives. Plus, we have some thrifty and creative ideas to help you buy swim kit on a budget - or craft your own!

This issue also sees the happy return of our event listings section. Let's hope for a summer full of events and races.

Plus, how to find a wetsuit that fits, top tips for returning to swimming after lockdown, hidden beaches in Spain, tales of mythical selkies and finfolk, how to get changed when you can't feel your fingers, core exercises for you to try at home, how to use imagery for your return to racing and the teenagers who spent the winter ice swimming in preparation for a Channel relay.

Get ready for Spring swimming!

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01 Cover May

Issue 49 May 2021

  • How weather can affect your swim
  • How to train for your first open water mile
  • Where to swim in the Lake District
  • How pioneer women swimmers not only took on men in the open water but also campaigned for the vote
  • Training sessions to ease you back into the pool

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