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SPRING SESSIONS

Make sure your move back to swimming outdoors doesn’t undermine a winter’s worth of hard training, says Fiona Ford

A well-invested block of training during spring will help convert a solid winter of training into performance gains for the upcoming open water season. But, unless you pay attention, you can quickly lose speed when you swap winter pool-based sessions for the delights of swimming outdoors. Hopefully, you will have been developing your endurance, pacing skills and sustainable speed (using your Critical Swim Speed (CSS)) along with correcting technical issues in your stroke to become more efficient in the water over the winter. Protecting the gains made over the previous six months should now become a priority.

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It's time to get back in the water! With spring finally here read our guide on how to safely enjoy swimming outdoors – plus our top tips on sea swimming. Our Gear section this issue features our choice of training aids to help you tune up your technique so you can make the most of this month's training sessions from coach Fiona Ford on open water skills. We celebrate open water icon Marilyn Bell and the 1954 marathon swim that turned her into a global swimming star. But outdoor swimming isn’t all about massive distances – we also hear about a swim revival in the Czech Republic in memory of a Holocaust survivor and meet the swimmers of Henley Open Water Swimming Club. Plus: full event listings to plan your summer swims, nutrition, injury prevention, event reviews, news, interviews and more of your stunning photography and swim stories.