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SPRING INTO ACTION!

With water temperatures now in double figures, spring is the perfect time to start outdoor swimming. Whether you are a seasoned swimmer or new to open water, here are our top tips for safely enjoying your first outdoor swim of the year

Proper preparation for your first outdoor swim is essential for you to enjoy the experience. Once you’ve decided where and when you need to think about who with. By all means, go on your own or with another complete beginner if you’re going to a supervised venue or lifeguarded beach. If not, never swim alone – you should go with someone whose swimming experience and competence you can trust.

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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.