September issue out now!

Our Adventure issue brings you a selection of stories from around the globe to inspire your own adventures, big and small. We start with the biggest adventure of them all – a quadruple English Channel crossing. Sarah Thomas talks to us about her return to marathon swimming after cancer and her goal of becoming the first person to complete that 84-mile four-way English Channel swim. Simon Murie recounts his overland journey to Kazakhstan, swimming with his family along the way, while closer to home, Kate Gillwood travels to the Hebrides for a wild swimming trip. And in our Gear section we select the best kit for your own swimming adventure trip.

As always, we bring you swim tips, training advice, destination and event reports, stunning swim photography and the most comprehensive UK and international event listings to help you plan your swims.

Whether you are a wild dipper, marathon swimmer or just love escaping into the great outdoors, grab a copy of our September issue and start planning your own adventures. Subscribe now and save 21% on the cover price.

Swim wild and free!

24 25 Swim Wild Free

More of your swimming adventures!

34 36 Swimterview Finisterre

The man behind the world’s first fully recyclable wetsuit

50 51 Tides

The pull of the sea – understanding tides

52 53 Kap Sept

Three-time Olympian Keri-anne Payne explains how to master an efficient pull

68 71 Hebrides Travel

Exploring the Hebrides

82 87 Gear Guide Sept

All the kit you need for your own adventure swimming trips

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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.