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Ella Foote meets Martin Dorey, founder of the #2minutebeachclean movement

“We might as well go and sit on the beach if we are going to talk about it,” says Martin Dorey walking towards a bench overlooking Crooklets Beach. I am clutching two cups of hot tea, Martin has just come out of the surf and I have just swum at Bude Sea Pool. It is still cool in the water and the tea is very much needed.

If you haven’t heard of Martin Dorey, you might have heard about his movement the #2minutebeachclean. If you haven’t joined in while visiting the coast, then it is about time you did. There are now 550 beach clean stations at locations across the UK and in some parts of Europe, with everything you need to take a moment and litter pick from the beach. The stations provide bags and a picker, but all you really need is the inclination to do your bit in the first place. “Human nature is to be lazy, I am lazy,” says Martin. “If something can be done in two minutes, I will do it. If you can do something in two minutes and to be told you have done enough, that has power.”

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In the June issue of Outdoor Swimmer: wild swimming with a Bronze Age boat, #2minutebeachclean founder Martin Dorey, the history of swimming the Thames and new book the Lido Guide. Plus, we have advice from guest coach Keri-anne Payne, Olympic silver medallist and double 10k open water world champion, on correct body position. And our regular Olympian contributor, Cassie Patten, gives you some top tips on how to mix up your training to get faster in the water this summer. We also have outdoor training session ideas to help you swim straighter and advice to help you overcome race day worries. And if you fancy trying something a little different this summer, we have training ideas for swimrun races. And as always we have the most comprehensive UK and international event listings to help you plan your summer swims