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KINGFISHER

A splash and flash of colour in lowland waters that brightens the dullest day, kingfishers (Alcedo atthis) invest in numbers to overcome the odds against their species. Having up to six chicks per brood and three broods a season, just about keeps our kingfisher population going.

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About Outdoor Swimmer

In the December issue we bring you mudlarking, open water skills in the pool, advice on sea swimming, sustainable fashion, swimming history, winter sun destinations, festive dips, wildlife, training sessions and UK and international event listings.

Other Articles in this Issue


Outdoor Swimmer
One of the things we are most proud of at Outdoor Swimmer
Regulars
All the latest news from Outdoor Swimmer Towers!
Whether wild swimming in Scotland, dipping in an urban
Whether wild swimming in Scotland, dipping in an urban
Whether wild swimming in Scotland, dipping in an urban
New research revealed in a report on the benefits of
For most people the beginning of December marks the
Dee from the Sea by Claire Ryan Claire is a passionate
Londoners are well-blessed with year-round lidos; of
Marathon and ice swimmer Pauline Barker is the only woman in the world to have completed 10 Ice Miles – and the only person to have done a butterfly Ice Mile! In 2017 she founded the Polar Bear Challenge – swimming a set number of swims and distances outdoors in the winter
STAR LETTER A trip to the Lake District
In association with Zoggs
The Swim England National Masters Swimming Championships are a physical and emotional roller coaster, says Simon Griffiths
SwimTrek founder Simon Murie reports from the Philippines and the Outer Hebrides
Riding peaks and troughs.
Ella Foote travels to the Isle of Wight for a dusk dip
How did you get into outdoor swimming?
Rapanui is a sustainable fashion brand founded by brothers Martin and Rob Drake-Knight.
Features
This autumn the Rivers Trust launched a ‘Rivers Fit to Swim In’ interactive map, Ella Foote reports.
Ella Foote goes mudlarking with author Lara Maiklem
From world champ to movie star, Annette Kellerman made swimming a sport for women.
Excel
Our resident Olympian answers your swimming questions
Olympic open water swimming silver medallist Keri-anne Payne explains how to practise open water skills in the pool
Try these challenging but fun sets to keep you motivated with your pool training over the Christmas break
Author William Thomson explores what makes swell and how it affects swimming conditions.
Sports psychology consultant Helen Davis suggests ways to control fear and self-doubt
Get warm and toasty after a chilly swim, with a variety of delicious, nutritious souper duper soups!
Explore
As the winter days draw in, so too does the amount
As the days get shorter and water temperatures in the UK begin to fall, the arrival of the winter months makes for fewer opportunities for outdoor swimming. Here are our top 5 winter sun destinations, perfect for a winter swim trip abroad.
Events
Liz Lowe counts on the current as she tackles her first
Fancy dress, cold water and an adrenaline-fueled dash into the sea with hundreds of people. Find a winter dip near you in our festive dip listings
UK AND INTERNATIONAL EVENT LISTINGS
GOODY BAG: INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE
Four hundred swimmers are expected to swim back to
Gear
Wetsuits, goggles, changing robes, mats and swimming costumes – our favourite swim kit this month
Get involved with your local lifesaving club, says Pete Kelly
In the swimmer’s paradise of St Lucia, Millie Dorgan found that most children cannot swim