Submit your best swimming photos to be in with a chance of winning a holiday with SwimQuest


The prize

Whether wild swimming in Scotland, dipping in an urban lido, or exploring warm foreign seas… if you’ve captured a great swimming image enter it in our monthly reader photo contest. We’ll publish the best in Outdoor Swimmer magazine, and the winning image will receive a goody bag from swim travel company SwimQuest.

The winner will be entered for the overall annual prize, a swimming holiday with SwimQuest. Photos from the winner’s trip will be published in the Outdoor Swimmer Explore section and on our website.

The August theme is Adventure. Please submit entries by 15 July.

The September theme is Horizons. Please submit entries by 12 August.

How to enter

Submit a Photo

  • Send photos to
  • Please provide a caption on where the photo was taken, who is swimming in the photo, what inspired you to take it. Please also supply your full name with the caption.
  • Please submit large, high-resolution images suitable for reproduction as a double page spread in print. Images that are not of sufficient quality to print in the magazine will not be considered eligible for the prize.
  • The photo must include at least one swimmer.
  • No more than five images.
  • No similar images from the same shoot – choose your best shot.
  • Include your Instagram handle if you have one.
  • Please only submit photos that you have taken.
  • By submitting your photos, you grant Outdoor Swimmer and SwimQuest non-exclusive rights to use your photos in our print magazine, in advertising, on our websites and on our Facebook pages and other social media channels.

Closing date

Monday 12th Aug 2019

Cover July19

Issue 28 July 2019

  • Swim for Life - swimming kit for all ages
  • Chase the Water! Dipping to Scotland
  • How to Swim in a Pack
  • Busking and Breaststroke! Adventurer Alastair Humphreys
  • Hips Don't Lie! Rotation and body position

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