March 2020 Issue of Outdoor Swimmer magazine

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We are so excited to introduce this month's issue, which celebrates the diversity of the outdoor swimming community around the world. In recent weeks wild swimming has been criticised in the UK media as being white, middle class and elitist. In this issue we hear stories from beyond that stereotype, meeting swimmers who are challenging prejudice and encouraging participation in the open water. From Muslim swimmers in Hong Kong to the trans swimmer who finds strength in the water, we are a global and diverse community. PLUS Olympian Keri-anne Payne teaches you how to swim better breaststroke, we explore wild swimming spots in Finland and we test and review ear plugs. We also show you how to build your own CSS training sessions.

Last, but not least, we're introducing Swimrunner - a new magazine section devoted to the exciting sport of swimrun! In the first issue, it's all about how to get started.

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

All of this for just £5.75 plus p&p

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Issue 37 April 2020

  • The Vicar of Dipping: Spirituality, connectedness and the instant hit of wild swimming with the Reverend Kate Bottley
  • Swimming to Recovery: How open water swimming helped Simon Harmer recover from losing both his legs in Afghanistan
  • Adventures in Winter Swimming: What happened when Olympian Keri-anne Payne tried cold water swimming?
  • The Return of the Fish Hawk: Swimming and nature
  • How to Swim Faster: Training ideas to pick up your pace

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