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ÖTILLÖ SWIMRUN HVAR (CROATIA)

Simon Griffiths took a spontaneous trip to Croatia to take part in the sprint event at Ötillö Swimrun Hvar

Swimscramble? Swimcrawl? Swimmarch? Swimstumble? There were a few times during Ötillö Swimrun Hvar when we were definitely stretching the definition of “run”. But that is part of the charm. Ötillö is now into its 13th season. The introduction of “sprint” distances over the past few years has allowed less accomplished runners, such as myself, to take part, as the original race in Sweden covers a scary 65km of trail running and 10km of sea swimming.

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It's time to get back in the water! With spring finally here read our guide on how to safely enjoy swimming outdoors – plus our top tips on sea swimming. Our Gear section this issue features our choice of training aids to help you tune up your technique so you can make the most of this month's training sessions from coach Fiona Ford on open water skills. We celebrate open water icon Marilyn Bell and the 1954 marathon swim that turned her into a global swimming star. But outdoor swimming isn’t all about massive distances – we also hear about a swim revival in the Czech Republic in memory of a Holocaust survivor and meet the swimmers of Henley Open Water Swimming Club. Plus: full event listings to plan your summer swims, nutrition, injury prevention, event reviews, news, interviews and more of your stunning photography and swim stories.