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7 places to swim in London Alice Tate gives us the lowdown on top open water places to train in the capital Tips for your first open water swim If you’ve just signed up for your first event and you’re starting to think, ‘what on earth have I got myself into’, don’t worry, you’re in safe hands! 8 TIPS TO HELP YOU MENTALLY PREPARE 8 Tips to help you mentally prepare Prepare for the cooler temperature Open water swimming is very different to the pool, mainly due to the temperature of the water. With the water temperature set to be cooler than last year we want to make sure you enjoy your day as much as possible, so read the following points and be full 7 STEPS FROM POOL TO OPEN WATER Adam 'Ocean 7' Walker gives 7 steps from pool to open water Final Preparations & Packing for the Great Swim Series The Great Swim Series 2015 is nearly upon us; the vast majority of the training is behind us and now is the time to start thinking about packing.  Inspired by the Great North Swim Highlights on Channel4 I entered my first Great Swim as a knee jerk reaction to watching the Great North Swim highlights on TV and thought it looked brilliant fun! OPEN WATER SWIMMING To get started with open water swimming in the UK, find out about local swimming spots, look online in guide books to help you on your way. TRAINING TIPS We want you to fully enjoy your training and, if you are building up to an event, prepare you for your big day in the best way possible. Training Blog: To Great Lengths (Lesson 2) The diary of a novice open water swimmer. Lesson 2.