The December issue of Outdoor Swimmer brings you mudlarking, open water skills in the pool, advice on sea swimming, sustainable fashion, swimming history, winter sun destinations, festive dips, wildlife, training sessions and event listings. Plus our usual mix of inspiring stories, swimming tips, swim photography, wildlife, gear reviews, event reports and outdoor swimming news.
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One of the things we are most proud of at Outdoor Swimmer is that the magazine is written and produced by swimmers for swimmers. Winter swimmers, Channel swimmers, daily dippers, wetsuit racers, wild swimmers, Olympic medallists, open water coaches... the Outdoor Swimmer team aims to represent the outdoor swimming community in all its forms. So come take the plunge with us and swim wild and free!
Every month we join a wild swimming group for a dip. This month it is the Dipping Society on the Isle of Wight. Want us to swim with you? Email email@example.com
What have you found while swimming? How about a skull, clay pipe or Tudor shoe? Ella Foote meets Mudlarking author Lara Maiklem
Don't let your open water skills get rusty. Olympic silver medallist Keri-anne Payne explains how to practise for the open water in the pool
Worried about how to swim safely in the sea? World of Tides author William Thomson's series on tides looks at how swell can affect our swimming.
Cold water swimming is all very well, but sometimes you need a bit of winter sun. We choose our favourite winter sun destinations for warm water swimming.