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SWIMMING AC ROSS THE AGES

Patrick Smith meets Janet Wilson and Madeleine Adams, two swimmers at different ends of their swimming journeys

SWIMMING JOURNEYS

JANET WILSON, 65

It’s harder on circuit swims, every time you pass the start it’s tempting to get out, but I motivate myself by wanting to reach the other end

One of the benefits of swimming is that it is an activity that is open to all ages, and with open water swimming you can enter a community that is welcoming to all. I recently got the chance to sit down and chat with two swimmers that are at different ends of their swimming careers. It was interesting to see what advice they might offer each other.

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FIT FOR LIFE One of the great things about outdoor swimming is that it can be done by people of all ages. Whether it is wild swimming with your kids or entering races in the super vet category, swimming can be part of your life whatever your age. Our July issue has a Fit for Life theme. As we swim through the ages we look at how we can encourage more young people to swim in the open water, how we should adapt our training as we get older, how one school transformed its swimming lessons and how we can use strength training to combat age-related muscle loss. Plus, we meet swimmers of all ages to discuss their relationship with swimming outdoors.