This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Outdoor Swimmer > February 2018 > SOCIAL SWIMMING

SOCIAL SWIMMING

Helen Davis investigates the importance of social support networks in swimming
The Chalkwell Redcaps.
Photo by Clare Calder

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

WHY WE LOVE SWIMMING!

Swimmers love to swim for a whole host of reasons whether it be social swims with friends who love the same things as you, swims in clubs and groups where you are pushed to swim faster and harder, challenging swims in dark, murky water across straits and channels with jellyfish and other wildlife. Perhaps you like long, cold swims in never-ending lakes or rough, choppy seas? Or do you like slow, contemplative swims in ponds with ducks for company and low hanging willow trees? Short, fun swims in tiny hotel pools might be your preference with the sun shining down on your back. All these kinds of swims have their own qualities and they all have rewards.

When you encounter a sport that you connect with, the next step is often to hook up with others who share that connection. Swimming provides us with a social space, a nexus for people, places and swims.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Outdoor Swimmer - February 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - February 2018
€4.49
Or 449 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2.67 per issue
SAVE
41%
€31.99
Or 3199 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3.49 per issue
SAVE
22%
€3.49
Or 349 points

View Issues

About Outdoor Swimmer

Welcome to our February issue! The new issue of Outdoor Swimmer is packed full of awesome features to help you keep your New Year challenges on track and inspire your swimming adventures. An introduction to the world's most iconic swim, the English Channel; wild swimming adventures; swimming heroes; neoprene accessories on test; plus, nutrition, technique, events, destinations, interviews and more of your stunning photography and swim stories.