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Creating the London Marathon of swimming

London Marathon Events launched Swim Serpentine in 2016. We caught up with event director Hugh Brasher to find out what his plans are for 2017 and beyond

How did the demographics of the participants of Swim Serpentine compare to your other events?

I think swimming is probably the most inclusive sport and we saw this in the data. We had a minimum age for the mile event of 16 and our youngest male swimmer was 16 years and 2 days while our youngest female swimmer was 16 years and 23 days. At the other end of the scale, our oldest woman participant was 78 while the oldest man was 71. Interestingly, 55% of participants were women, which is the highest percentage for any of our events.

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About Outdoor Swimmer

Welcome to the first issue of Outdoor Swimmer! We are dedicated to providing inspiration and information for people who swim outdoors – and for people who want to swim outdoors but haven’t yet quite plucked up enough courage to escape the confines of the pool. If you were a reader of H2Open, the former name of Outdoor Swimmer, we hope you will be pleased with the changes we have made. But don’t worry, we haven’t changed radically! We still have all the same great features we had before, but the changes we have made are those that were suggested by you in our reader survey. We will focus more on the social aspects of outdoor swimming and increase our coverage of wild swimming, as well as expanding our training section to include distance-specific plans to help you reach your swimming goals. We are also thrilled to have joined forces with the Outdoor Swimming Society to bring you reviews of all the best kit for outdoor swimmers. This issue we look at goggles, next month we will be reviewing wetsuits. Let us know what you think of the changes, and what you would like to see more (or less) of in Outdoor Swimmer. Enjoy the magazine and happy swimming. Jonathan Cowie Editor
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