Outdoor Swimmer June 2021 (digital)

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In the May issue:

  • The Spell of the Sea: Why does the ocean hold such an allure? Why does it feel so good to swim in the sea? Should we fear the depths or monsters within?
  • Turning the Tide: Accessing the outdoors if you are disabled can be challenging. How can we turn the tide and make outdoor swimming more accessible for all?
  • Smash you mile PB with a training plan from triple Olympian Keri-anne Payne.
  • Adventure swimming: How to get started in swimcamping.
  • Will swimming outdoors make my Raynaud's worse?
  • Think Outside the Box: Why is swimming such a difficult skill to learn?

In the new issue we also explore tarns, lochans and llyns. The future of lidos. Wildlife and foraging for cocktails. Improve your technique with a pool training session from Dan Bullock. Pre-swim warm-up exercises. Gear: swimsuits and towfloats. And Swimming Around... County Durham.

And... more in-depth features & interviews, outdoor swimming news, training & technique, nature & wildlife and kit reviews.

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Issue 51 July 2021

  • Linford Christie on his new interest in outdoor swimming and the secrets behind his success
  • The Icebreakers, a group using cold water swimming to support men's mental health
  • Triple-amputee and former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod on completing a 1km sea swim and inspiring others
  • James Pittar, the first blind swimmer to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
  • The frontline workers finding solace in outdoor swimming France’s hidden wild swim spots
  • The revolution in women’s swimwear

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