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New record set for world's highest swim

If you want to beat a world record set by Lewis Pugh then you know you are going to have to endure some pretty extreme conditions. In 2010, Pugh swam in a lake on Mount Everest to set the record for the world's highest swim (and to make a point about global warming; the lake should have been frozen). To attempt the new world record, the aptly named Madswimmers travelled from their native South Africa to the border of Chile and Argentina where they hiked for eight days into the Andes.

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In our fifth anniversary issue we take a look back at the first five years of H2Open magazine as well as looking to the future and asking ,where will swimming take you in 2016? Whatever your level of swimming, there is a challenge out there for you! If that challenge is a winter swimming competition, we have plenty of top tips and expert advice on swimming in icy water. But if the cold doesn’t really do it for you, we have destination reports from sunny Bermuda and the German lakes. In this issue we also profile four young BLDSA swimmers as well as catching up with open water swimming champions Keri-anne Payne and Cassie Patten. Plus all the usual training, technique and nutrition advice and gear reviews. Happy swimming!