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LEWIS PUGH TO SWIM THE LENGTH OF THE CHANNEL

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Lewis Pugh, the UN Patron of the Oceans and endurance swimmer’s latest challenge is to swim the length of the English Channel. He set off on his Long Swim on 12 July and expects to finish at Dover at the end of August. The Long Swim marks the start of worldwide campaign Action for Oceans.

The challenge will see Lewis swim 560km along the English coastline, averaging five hours swimming, and covering between 10-20km, each day. The total length of the swim is the equivalent of crossing the Channel from Dover to Calais 16 times over. Lewis will swim according to Channel Rules – wearing just Speedo swimming trunks, a cap and goggles – and the swim will be observed and verified by the Channel Swimming Asscociation. No one has ever attempted to swim the length of the Channel according to Channel rules.

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In our August issue we look at accessible wild swimming and ask how we can help more people get in the water. In our Training section we bust a few swimming myths, show you how to tune up your catch using paddles and explain how to think your way out of a performance slump. And we explore swimming spots in Wale, Albania, the Lake District, South Africa and Mallorca. Plus the usual heady mix of inspiring stories, stunning photography, interviews, news and gear reviews.