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11 Sospan Charity Swim (750m, 1500m, 2250m, 3000m), Llanelli,

12 Spring Scilly Swim Challenge (15km), St Mary’s,

19 Mass Start 1 (750m, 1.5km, 3.8km, 5km), Kempston, Bedford,

19 Greater Manchester Swim! (1 mile, 3 miles), Salford Quays, Salford,

20 BLDSA Colwick Park Championships (5km), Nottingham,

20 Long Swims @Lydd (1900m, 3800m, 5700m), Lydd,, NS

20 The Fix Splash #1 (750m, 1.5km, 3km), Hackney, London,, NS

26 BLDSA Wykeham Lake Championships Night Swim (5km), Scarborough,, NW

27 Small Fry & Big Fish Swims (1500m, 3800m), Pingewood, Reading,

27 Hercules Festival of Sport - Northwood (3km, 5km), Northwood,

27 rgActive Swim Race (750m, 1250m, 2250m, 3200m), Richmond,

27 Full Ironman and Half Ironman Lake Swim (1.9km, 3.8km), Westhampnett, Chichester,, NS

27 BLDSA Wykeham Lake Championships (1000m, 2 miles, 5km), Scarborough,


2 The BIG Bala Swim (1.5km, 4.1km, 8.2km), Bala,

2 Warrington Dolphins LDSC Budworth Mere Championships (1 mile, 2 miles, 3 miles), Northwich,

3 RLSS Open Water Festival - Ragley Crawl (200m, 400m, 1/2 mile, 1 mile), Alcester,, NS

3 Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim (500m, 1 mile, 3.8km), Glenridding,, NS

6 Dinton Starlight Swim (750m, 1500m), Hurst, Reading,

8-10 Great North Swim (250m, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5km, 10km), Windermere,, NS

9-10 Keswick Mountain Festival Derwent Swims (1500m, 3km, 5km), Keswick,

10 Jubilee River Swim (10km), Eton,

10 RNLI Castle 2 Castle (1 mile), Falmouth,, NS

16 Swim Your Swim Bala (1 mile, 3 miles), Llangower, Bala,

16 BLDSA Champion of Champions (Dover Harbour) (1 mile, 3 miles, 5 miles), Dover,, NW

16 ‘Swim The English Channel Swim Up North’ Challenge (36km, solo and relay), Allostock,

17 4k Lock to Lock Swim (4km), Eynsham, Witney,

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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.