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US to Mexico relay swim for human rights

On 5 May 2017 12 athletes swam across the border from the United States to Mexico in a swim for human rights inspired by the current atmosphere of negativity around immigration. Swimmers from the United States, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand and South Africa took part in the 6.2 mile swim from Imperial Beach California to Tijuana, just a short distance from a border fence that extends into the Pacific Ocean. A Mexican naval ship accompanied them in the final stages and more than 100 school children came to welcome the swimmers onto Mexican shores.

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Swimming challenges come in all shapes and sizes. In the pages of this issue we hear from swimmers from around the world who have pushed their boundaries to achieve remarkable things. From recovering alcoholic Paul Parrish’s inspiring English Channel swim to the Muslim Swim Sisters competing in their first open water race, outdoor swimmers make up a broad and accepting community. Whether you are training for a marathon swim or for your first one-mile event – or if you just love the freedom of swimming outdoors – this issue has inspiring stories, training advice and wild swimming recommendations for all kinds of swimmers. Are you feeling lucky? If you find a Golden Ticket inserted in this magazine you are the winner of a changing robe from dryrobe worth £129.99. Good luck! Enjoy the magazine and happy swimming. Jonathan Cowie Editor
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