We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Christmas Presents

ALL-INCLUSIVE ACTION

Jonathan Knott finds an action-packed resort holiday offers plenty of opportunities for swimming and relaxing

Adinghy might be small, but I was finding that turning one around is a complex business. The process involves ducking down, moving your feet to the opposite side of the boat, switching a rope between your hands behind your back and making various adjustments to the rudder. It’s a tricky combination to pull off, and the stakes are high. Getting it wrong could mean getting your head whacked by the boom, or even capsizing.

On the positive side, falling into this water would hardly be the worst thing in the world. It was warm and clear, surrounded by blue skies, sandy beaches, and undulating green hills. Most open water swimmers would be hard-pressed not to jump in of their own accord.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Outdoor Swimmer - February/March 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - February/March 2017
$3.99
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.42 per issue
SAVE
39%
$28.99
Or 2899 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.99 per issue
SAVE
25%
$2.99
Or 299 points

View Issues

About Outdoor Swimmer

One of the things that keeps me going through the winter is my daily outdoor dip, whatever the weather or temperature. A few years ago this would have been considered pretty odd behaviour by many, but opinions seem to be changing as outdoor swimming and cold water swimming is featured more and more in the media. Indeed, a group of sea swimmers now feature daily on the BBC in the short films between programmes! Find out the story behind the swimmers in our news section. Elsewhere in the magazine we hear from Beth French about her close encounter with a shark in the Molokai Channel, we meet English Channel swimming legends Kevin Murphy and Sally Minty-Gravett and gain an insight into what happens when a swim goes wrong from Mickey Helps’s story of his unsuccessful two-way English Channel swim. I have really been enjoying Terry Laughlin’s series on mindfulness in swimming, which he brings to a close this issue with a look at swimming as ‘moving meditation’. It is a really interesting element to introduce to your training sessions. If you haven’t decided what swims you would like to complete in 2017, check out our event listings. And remember, events are not just for competitive swimmers – a race is only a race if you race it, otherwise it is just a lovely swim. We have some exciting news to share about H2Open – turn to page 27 to learn about our big plans for 2017 and how the magazine is changing. Enjoy the magazine and happy swimming.
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points