Love of the wild! February issue of Outdoor Swimmer out now

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we spread the love in the February issue of Outdoor Swimmer magazine as we celebrate the ‘Swim Stars’ of the outdoor swimming community and share a modern love story of how two swimmers met through the water.

We also have Keri-anne Payne’s essential pool skills, our new cookery writer Oliver Roberts rustling up a post-swim meal from his mobile field-kitchen, and Elaine K Howley sharing a story about the life of swim author, Jack London.

Plus: training advice, destination and event reports, wild swimming groups, gear reviews, stunning swim photography and the most comprehensive UK and event listings to help you plan your aquatic adventures.

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38 39 Romance

As it’s February, we’ve decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing the story of Laura Evans and Nicola Montford – the ‘mermaid and the soprano’ – who found one another through their mutual love of outdoor swimming.

30 34 Heroes

We also celebrate the unsung heroes of the outdoor swimming community in this month’s ‘Swim Stars’ feature, all of whom have been nominated by you, the Outdoor Swimmer readers, and are sure to inspire you to get out there and take the plunge.

54 55 Kap Feb

Olympic silver-medallist Keri-anne Payne returns with her monthly essential pool skills. This month she talks you through her five steps to master the tumble turn.

66 69 Travel Slovenia

In this month’s travel section, Richard Nelsson explores the wild swimming delights of Lake Bohinj in ‘Slovenian soul swimming’. We also share our unsung swim locations and recommend some great spots for gorge swimming in the UK and abroad.

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Outdoor Swimmer is the magazine for outdoor swimmers by outdoor swimmers. We write about fabulous wild swimming locations, amazing swim challenges, swim training advice and swimming gear reviews.