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Letter From The Editor

Wild swimming is a slightly contentious term among swimmers, as you will see if you turn to our letters page. But there is wild and there is really wild. This issue we bring you some pretty extreme swimming from Jack Bright in the Arctic Circle. It is thrilling stuff, but if you like your thrills a little more genteel and close to home then check out our feature on swimming walks in Devon. You can say what you like about the Arctic but I bet you can’t get a cream tea for love nor money.

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There is wild swimming and there is really wild swimming. This issue we bring you some pretty extreme swimming from the Arctic Circle. It is thrilling stuff, but if you like your thrills a little more genteel then check out our feature on swimming walks in Devon. Elsewhere in the mag we are feeling pretty zen: breathe deeply and read our features on yoga for open water swimmers and the benefits of mindful swimming. Not all of us are lucky enough to live near the open water. For many, me included, our regular dose of outdoor swimming is from our local lido. We look at the lido revival that is taking place around the country. As well as more event reviews and event listings than ever before we also have tips on better backstroke from Terry Laughlin, how to train with paddles from Fiona Ford and Ed Williams teaches you how to bounce back from failure. Plus, gear reviews, nutrition and loads more!