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May issue out now!

Are you missing the open water? This month we have a bumper interactive digital issue to keep your mind and body sharp while we are in lockdown.

In the May issue we hear lockdown tales from swimmers from around the world; we meet writer Lucy Jones, whose new book explores the science behind the benefits of being outdoors in nature; in her monthly history feature, Elaine Howley looks at open water swimming in the time of other pandemics; Lindsey Cole considers the healing effect of cold water swimming; Olympic medallist Cassie Patten tells us how open water swimming took her from Cornwall to Beijing; and Rob Hutchings recounts an adventure swim down the length of New Zealand’s fastest flowing river. And that’s only half of it!

Plus our training section this issue might be pretty dry, but it is packed full of land-based exercises and videos to keep you swimfit while in lockdown.

Download the May issue now for £5.99

Or subscribe to the digital edition and pay just £1.66 per issue – but hurry, offer ends midnight Saturday 2 May!

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.