November issue out now!

Hello November – log fires, bobble hats and serene autumn swimming. Crisp water, falling leaves and a sense of calm before the icy thrill of winter, autumn is one of our favourite times of the year to swim.

30 35 Wild Swimming Photography

In this issue we explore the benefits of cold water swimming on mental health. In ‘Unsung Heroes’ by Taking the Plunge author Anna Deacon we celebrate wild swimmers, many of whom use their daily dip to help combat depression, grief and pain.

80 87 Gear Guide Nov

If you want to try extending your swimming season this year, a little bit of neoprene can go a long way – read our reviews of hats, gloves, socks and accessories in this month’s Tried & Tested gear guide.

84 85 Cold Water Swimming Tips

Plus winter swimming tips!

52 53 Kap Nov

Learn how to plan and structure your winter pool training to help you smash next year’s swim challenges – by Olympic open water silver medallist Keri-anne Payne.

54 55 Tides Nov

This month our Guide to the Sea series by ‘World of Tides’ author William Thomson looks at winds and how they can affect your swimming.

66 67 Travel Winter Swims

Our Travel section this issue looks at the world’s greatest swim trips, London lidos with saunas, swimming Lake Malawi and winter swimming competitions.

36 38 Tiffany Francis Swimterview

Are you afraid of the dark? We explore nocturnal landscapes with Tiffany Francis, author of new book Dark Skies.

As always, this issue brings you training advice, destination and event reports, stunning swim photography and the most comprehensive UK and international event listings to help you plan your aquatic adventures.

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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.