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THE LONDON SWIMMING CLUB

Fed up with the nine-to-five grind, Emma Hardy quit her day job and is now reviving a Victorian swimming club

In the golden age of Queen Victoria’s reign, numerous London swimming clubs were established, including the London Swimming Club (LSC), founded in1859 to promote the “noble, healthful and pleasant pastime” of swimming. Having all but disappeard by the early twentieth century, in 2017, three swimmers are on a mission to bring it back.

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Swimming challenges come in all shapes and sizes. In the pages of this issue we hear from swimmers from around the world who have pushed their boundaries to achieve remarkable things. From recovering alcoholic Paul Parrish’s inspiring English Channel swim to the Muslim Swim Sisters competing in their first open water race, outdoor swimmers make up a broad and accepting community. Whether you are training for a marathon swim or for your first one-mile event – or if you just love the freedom of swimming outdoors – this issue has inspiring stories, training advice and wild swimming recommendations for all kinds of swimmers. Are you feeling lucky? If you find a Golden Ticket inserted in this magazine you are the winner of a changing robe from dryrobe worth £129.99. Good luck! Enjoy the magazine and happy swimming. Jonathan Cowie Editor