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STRAIT, SOUND SWIMMING

Bert Thomas accepted the challenge of marathon swimming and inspired a tradition that continues today By Elaine K Howley

STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA

The Telegram, a Toronto newspaper, announced Bell’s success in the English Channel and her upcoming Juan de Fuca Swim in August 1955
Marilyn Bell is removed from the water on her first attempt to swim the Strait of Juan de Fuca in August 1956
BERT THOMAS
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About Outdoor Swimmer

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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