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Outdoor Swimmer  |  April 21  

If this past year has taught us anything it’s that we should beware of crystal ball gazing, but (touch wood, fingers crossed) by the time you read this open water venues and lidos in England will be open with indoor pools following in mid-April. This issue we celebrate our pools and lidos, explore their rich history, learn how we can support them, and look forward to a bright future of regeneration and new projects. Emma Pusill, co-author of The Lido Guide, explains why lidos are more than just pools without a roof; Simon Murie celebrates the SeaLanes project that hopes to establish a National Open Water Swimming Centre in Brighton; we find out more about the renaissance of the Britain’s oldest lido, Cleveland Pools; and Ella Foote meets photographer Soo Burnell, whose beguiling images capture the beauty of historic pools.
In our recent ‘Trends in Outdoor Swimming Report’ we discovered that being an outdoor swimmer made a majority of swimmers more concerned about wildlife and nature conservation. But have you ever considered the environmental cost of your swim kit? Luke Chamberlain looks at the environmental impact of neoprene asks how green is your wetsuit. Meanwhile, Rowan Clarke has some thrifty ideas to keep down the costs of buying kit.
This issue also sees the happy return of our event listings section! Let's hope for a summer full of events and races.
Enjoy the magazine!
Jonathan Cowie, editor
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Ideal for all those swimmers out there Reviewed 25 April 2022

Good Range of Articles and Inspiring Photos

Good Range of Articles and Inspiring Photos Reviewed 25 February 2021

Outdoor Swimmer

A great publication produce by a knowledgeable and dedicated team. Reviewed 30 November 2020

Outdoor Swimmer

Very enjoyable reading! I like the scope of abilities / interests you cover: very inclusive! Also enjoy the celebration of the natural world and those who immerse themselves in it ;-) Reviewed 04 October 2020

Outdoor Swimmer

Good range of articles GREAT photos! Reviewed 21 August 2020

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Below is a selection of articles in Outdoor Swimmer April 21.

Editor’s letter If this past year has taught us anything it’s that we should beware of crystal ball gazing, but (touch wood, fingers crossed) by the time you read this open water venues and lidos in England w...
HOME AWAY FROM HIBERNATION It’s been over a year since we battened down the hatches and went into Lockdown One, here in the UK. Skies cleared of planes. Shelves emptied of toilet roll. While we all marched indoors and c...
READER PHOTO CONTEST Three of the best photos each month are published in the magazine, and the winning image will receive an A4 print from Andrea Hall Designs. In August, Andrea will choose one of the winning ent...
OPEN WATER NEWS ROUND-UP VENUES Albert Avenue lido in Hull to reopen 25 years after it was closed to swimmers Hull city council has revealed it will invest £4.6m in building a new outdoor pool at Albert Av...
THE RETURN OF ELITE SWIMMING MARC- ANTOINE OLIVIER ELITE NEWS "There were many waves and the race was difficult, but it is Olympic year, so I'm very happy. It was especially tough in the last 200 metres, so I pushed...
AFTER SCHOOL COLD WATER SWIMMING NEXT GEN Instead of a school tie Blake Lyons is proudly wearing his ice swim tie. Blake is 12-years-old and has spent the winter swimming outdoors as water temperatures dropped to...

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