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Join us for a Climategames event this October

So far we have removed 1,000g of plastic from the world’s oceans. Help us increase this amount by joining one of our October events on the Climategames app

We are two months in to our Outdoor Swimmer X Climategames challenge and we’re thrilled that so far 438 of our subscribers have taken part and removed 1,000g of plastic from the world’s oceans.

This means we’re well on the way to hitting our target of removing 350kg of plastic and planting 1,000 trees through our subscribers’ logged swims over the next year.

Climategames is a social start-up and app that enables you to combine physical activity with action on climate change. It was founded in 2021 for those who are looking for a way to fight climate change that is fun, rewarding, engaging and active. So far, Climategames has inspired thousands of people to take climate action in over 110 countries.

Last month Outdoor Swimmer hosted 10k and 25k swimming challenges for Climategames but now it’s autumn and the weather is turning colder, we want to celebrate people getting into the water for health benefits, not just for distance, so we’ve lowered October’s challenges to 5K and 10K. We’re also celebrating this in the ‘Health’ theme of our October issue, which you can pre-order now.

How it works

Outdoor Swimmer magazine subscribers can join our subscriber-only events on the Climategames app and log each of their swims. On completion of the challenge, the participant will receive confirmation that their swim efforts have contributed to either the removal of plastic or planting of trees (depending on which event they sign up to). It’s a simple way for us to work together to help reduce our impact on the environment.

Join us for an event this October

Click on the event link with a phone to download the Climategames app. Please note, the app will not download to a pc or laptop.

Public events

5k Swim Challenge – Swim 5k at your own pace throughout October and receive 15% off Outdoor Swimmer magazine at the Outdoor Swimmer Shop. Click on the button below on your mobile to download the Climategames app. You can join the challenge once you have the app on your phone.

Subscriber only events

10k Swim Challenge – Each successful swimmer will remove 20g of plastic from the world’s waterways PLUS get 15% off the Outdoor Swimmer range and Swim Wild & Free sold exclusively through the Outdoor Swimmer Shop. This event is open to subscribers and patrons only.

Private links will be emailed to our magazine subscribers. If you don’t receive your link or you want to subscribe to join the challenge, please contact

Download the Climategames App and register for our October events. Our October challenges run between 1-31 October 2022, but you can download the app and join the event now to get in ahead of time.

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Abi writes swimming news stories and features for the Outdoor Swimmer website and manages the social media channels. She loves to swim, run, hike and SUP close to her home in Herefordshire. While she’s a keen wild swimmer, Abi is new to the world of open water events and recently completed her first open water mile. She has previously written for The Guardian, BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC History Magazine and Ernest Journal.