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DAUBENTON’S BAT

Water bats and batty swims. By Susanne Masters

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Being buzzed by hordes of bats might sound like an excerpt from a horror movie, but it was an unexpected display of speed and delicacy skimming over our river swim. While many swims get named by location, this one was named by experience: Amanda still calls it ‘The Batty Swim’. While we drifted leisurely downstream with the current, bats whizzed past overhead like dark shooting stars against a dusky sky.

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A growing number of endurance athletes are swimming for good rather than glory. Perhaps the most prominent of these is Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans. We were privileged to join him on a leg of his Long Swim of the length of the English Channel, which he is undertaking to raise awareness of the plastic in our oceans. Elsewhere in the magazine we bust some more technique myths, visit the Galapagos Islands and the Peak District, test the latest outdoor gear for swimming adventures and meet the writers of best-selling book The Salt Path.