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SIMPLY THE BEST

For a week of sea swimming fun, head to BESTFest. By Simon Griffiths
BESTFest attracts elite level and recreational swimmers from around the world

The sea initially felt a little fresher than I expected but within a minute I’d completely forgotten about the water temperature and was marvelling at its clarity and the colourful fish I could see darting between the rocks. I was tempted to follow them, rather than stick with my allocated pod of swimmers. However, I had a 3km swim to complete and there was a large plate of paella waiting for me at the end. Besides, there were plenty more fish to see along the way and, as this was a non-timed challenge swim, there was no need to power through it. I settled into cruise mode and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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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.