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THE CHANNEL FAMILY

Experience the welcoming nature of the Channel swimming community, says SwimTrek founder Simon Murie

A few days ago I joined the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation’s (CSPF) Annual Dinner celebrating the accomplishments of last year’s crop of English Channel swimmers. There were tales of obstacles overcome and dreams realised as well as a fair share of disappointment and better-luck-next-time stories. I joined SwimTrek’s own office relay team, the SwimTrek Spartans, at the dinner. They successfully got across at the tail end of September after overcoming challenging conditions in an admirable time of 14 hours and 7 minutes.

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Mermaids! Romance! Time travel! Tescos! The April issue of Outdoor Swimmer has it all. We chat with our new guest coach and cover star Olympian Keri-anne Payne about her coaching philosophy, contributing editor Ella Foote meets some swimmers in a supermarket car park, Elaine Howley tells the story of small and repulsive mermaids and Mike Morris slips through time to meet a Victorian swimming champion. And we have two new regular features starting this issue: Eco Heroes, in which we celebrate people and companies striving to save the planet; and Wild About You, where we play matchmaker for solo swimmers looking for love. Plus Plus, how to train for your first open water mile as well as more long distance challenges, training day menus, swimming with cerebral palsy, a dream swim trip in the Maldives and comprehensive UK and international event listings to help you plan your summer swims.