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One of the best things about outdoor swimming is that anyone can do it. For some, however, access can be tricky. Rowan Clarke finds out how we can help more people get in the water


“I feel that a lot of the social media side of outdoor swimming is of white able-bodied people. It’s cool that people are loving the swimming, but if you aren’t white and able-bodied it isn’t encouraging or welcoming. So how do we change that?” ”

Susanne Masters has become something of a spokesperson for accessible outdoor swimming. Quite literally putting accessible swimming on the map, her collection on not only equips swimmers with knowledge and confidence, but it also raises awareness within the open water swimming community as a whole.

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In our August issue we look at accessible wild swimming and ask how we can help more people get in the water. In our Training section we bust a few swimming myths, show you how to tune up your catch using paddles and explain how to think your way out of a performance slump. And we explore swimming spots in Wale, Albania, the Lake District, South Africa and Mallorca. Plus the usual heady mix of inspiring stories, stunning photography, interviews, news and gear reviews.