New look for Outdoor Swimmer

Outdoor Swimmer’s website and magazine have got a new look this month. As well as new content, contributors and style, there are still all the favourites for new and existing subscribers.

“I am so excited to share this month’s issue with everyone,” says Editor Ella Foote. “I hope you like our fresh focus on all things swimming.”

July 2022 – Friendship

It is no easy task reviewing and refreshing a well-loved magazine and website. But it was time to introduce some new ideas, new content and new regular contributors. “I hope what you see is a beautifully designed magazine and website that has been put together by people who genuinely love swimming and being outdoors,” says Ella.

New contributors include Sophie Etheridge, who runs the adaptive and disabled swimming group and swimming teacher Minreet Kaur, who is just starting her outdoor swimming journey. “I met Sophie at Kendal Mountain Festival last year and I loved hearing about the fantastic swimming stories in her adaptive and disabled community,” says Ella. “So much so I wanted them in print! I have invited Sophie to share her experience and the challenges her community faces.” Other new content includes a new health section, body care, myth busting, and training features have been reviewed too. “I wanted to make some of existing content a bit shorter, punchier and simpler to follow, as well as adding a few new training ideas,” says Ella. “There are so many new swimmers exploring outdoor waters and I think it is good or experienced swimmers to revisit some basics too.” Readers can look forward to regular contributions from swimmer and personal trainer, Viv Rickman and beautiful health recipes from Loves Café’s Anna Southwell.

The website has also been redesigned and refreshed. The site has been developed to help navigation and to provide relevant, up-to-date news and information about swimming. Both the magazine and website still include plenty of popular content like, gear reviews, event listings, your swimming stories, and pictures. There are loads of opportunities to contribute. The monthly photo competition continues, you can nominate a coach of the month, share an event review, ask us to bust a myth or share your swim story.

The July issue is now available to order as a single issue, or you can subscribe and ensure you don’t miss out each month. There are lots of perks to being a subscriber too! “While we are really proud of what we have achieved with the new look and design, we are also interested to hear if you like it or have any other ideas,” says Ella. “Please get in touch!”

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Ella is renowned outdoor swimmer and journalist. As well as leading the editorial, digital and experiential outputs for Outdoor Swimmer she is also Director of Dip Advisor, a swim guiding business helping people enjoy wild water. Ella also teaches swimming to children and adults, is an Open Water Coach and RLSS Open Water Lifeguard.