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Bloomin’ algae!

What do you do when the water in your lake is a cross between pea soup and a cabbage smoothie? Trifarm lake owner Bill Richmond had only one choice: everybody out!

On Thursday 27 August we had just had a good night down at the Trifarm lake in Boreham. The sun had shone as one of the local triathlon clubs, Discovery Tri, had brought their youth section down to broaden the youngsters’ experience of open water swimming. The bank holiday weekend stretched before us, and I was particularly looking forward to Monday when we were looking to set lap records in all the age groups, and to see if the current mark of 9 minutes 3 seconds could be beaten.

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Welcome to the Christmas issue. This month we talk to English Channel record holder Becky Lewis about her seven crossings (and counting!) and to Beth French about her plan to complete the Oceans Seven in one year, despite suffering from ME. Have you ever wanted to swim an Ice Mile? We have expert advice on how to train safely for one of swimming's most extreme challenges. And if you like a bit of trail running with your outdoor swimming, we take an in-depth look at the endurance sport of swimrun. We have inspiring travel features on Italy, Scotland and the French Riviera. And as it's Christmas we have some delicious cake recipes to try! Plus all the usual training advice and sessions, news, interviews, inspirational stories and event listings for 2016.
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