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Susan Stos decided not to act her age on a swimming holiday on the French Riviera

I’d long dreamed of undertaking a big swim. I’d set my heart on the Dardenelles, but then I learnt that the strong current means you can’t swim straight across, and with a 90-minute cut off, I decided the swim was beyond my abilities.

So I started googling and discovered an entire genre of vacation that had previously eluded me. There are swimming holidays around the globe, but a trip to the Cote d’Azur tempted me most. The advertised average daily swim distance was 3km, which I had only swum before once or twice. What the hell, I thought, in for a penny, in for a pound!

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Forget about dreary March weather! The new issue of Outdoor Swimmer is a travel special, packed full of inspiring swimming stories from around the world as well as an in-depth look at swimming holidays. Wild swimming in the city; the history of swimming the Strait of Gibraltar; full event listings to plan your summer swims; plus, nutrition, technique, event reviews, news, interviews and more of your stunning photography and swim stories.