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The Challenge of the English Channel: A Spiritual Approach to the Mount Everest of Swimming

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I approached this book with a certain degree of scepticism. You can’t, after all, meditate your way across the English Channel. There’s actually quite a lot of hard swimming involved. Was Adriano’s “spiritual approach” going to be a load of New Age mumbo jumbo? Was he going to claim you could avoid the hard work and training needed to cross to France by being a little more spiritual?

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Swimming challenges come in all shapes and sizes. In the pages of this issue we hear from swimmers from around the world who have pushed their boundaries to achieve remarkable things. From recovering alcoholic Paul Parrish’s inspiring English Channel swim to the Muslim Swim Sisters competing in their first open water race, outdoor swimmers make up a broad and accepting community. Whether you are training for a marathon swim or for your first one-mile event – or if you just love the freedom of swimming outdoors – this issue has inspiring stories, training advice and wild swimming recommendations for all kinds of swimmers. Are you feeling lucky? If you find a Golden Ticket inserted in this magazine you are the winner of a changing robe from dryrobe worth £129.99. Good luck! Enjoy the magazine and happy swimming. Jonathan Cowie Editor