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CONTINENTS SEVEN

Diego Lopez is attempting to be the first swimmer ever to compete in a major, challenging race in each of the seven continents in a single year. “Each swim is individually one of the most revered of its respective continent, either for water conditions (0 degrees Celsius in Antarctica), altitude (3,800 m in Titicaca) or length (36 miles in North Dakota),” says Diego. In addition to the Continents Seven swims, Diego will also attempt “smaller” swims, including the 34km Catalina Channel.

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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.