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Blog: starting-out

The Great Swim blog features pieces from guest writers, including the team at Outdoor Swimmer. For more outdoor swimming inspiration and training advice, visit Outdoor Swimmer

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Venturing Into The Open Water Tips before you venture outside to the open waters Preparing For Your First Outdoor Swim Proper preparation for your first outdoor swim will make a huge difference to how much you enjoy the experience Busting The Outdoor Swimming Myths Top 10 outdoor swimming myths Top SwimRun Tips Ben and Rhian Martin, World Number 1, SwimRun rankings and Clif Bar ambassadors, give their advice for the SwimRun. 3 Open Water Swimming Tips For Beginners 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! JUST STARTING OUT So you've decided to get fit by swimming. Here are a few tips to help you on your swim journey WHY SWIM? Swimming is the complete fitness solution. 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: Get fit by swimming in January It's cold and it's damp outside, so why on earth would you want to get undressed and jump into water? Well, it's not that dramatic, it is indoors and this is the best times of the year to get into swimming.