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  • Published: 26 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781846047282
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $55.00
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The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook



The must-have, beautifully illustrated breakout guide to the booming nature meets wellbeing sport of the past 18 months: outdoor swimming.

'An important, inspiring book by someone that has encouraged million of people to experience the wonders and friendships of Britain's rivers, lakes and seas' ROBERT MACFARLANE

'A treasured guide for anyone who wants to venture into rivers, estuaries, lakes and seas for a dip, a moonlit swim or a great adventure. I loved this book!' LYNNE COX
Capturing the freewheeling spirit, community and wisdom that defines The Outdoor Swimming Society movement, founder Kate Rew reveals everything you need to know to explore rivers, lakes, seas and estuaries. Sharing tales of her own inspiring swims, Kate explores the rich and varied life of outdoor swimmers, from the physiology of cold to planning lazy hazy downstream swims.

An exquisite guide for beginners and enthusiasts alike, The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook will lead you to the shore and become your trusted companion for the adventures ahead.

  • Published: 26 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781846047282
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $55.00
Categories:

About the author

Kate Rew

Kate Rew is the founder of The Outdoor Swimming Society. Born on a Devon farm, she began river swimming as a child and hasn't stopped since. As founder of The OSS, Kate has founded three iconic open water events (Dart10k, Swoosh and Hurly Burly) and has spearheaded an international resurgence in swimming outdoors. Her first book Wild Swim was published in 2008.

Praise for The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook

A really important, inspiring book, written by someone at the heart of the outdoor swimming movement that -- over the last fifteen years -- has encouraged millions of people to experience the wonders and friendships of Britain's rivers, lakes and seas. Rew's book combines hard-won, deeply researched information on how to swim safely and joyfully out-of-doors, with vivid first-hand accounts of swims in astonishing places and with remarkable people. Read on. Dive in.

Robert Macfarlane

The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook will be a treasured guide for anyone who wants to venture into British rivers, estuaries, lakes, and seas for a dip, a moonlit swim, or a great adventure. I loved this book!

Lynne Cox

A really useful guide and an evocative dive into the pleasures of outdoor swimming. Glorious

Sainsbury's Magazine

A must for your reading lists ... beautiful

Alexandra Heminsley, author of Leap In

Jam packed with info ... useful and inspiring to all dedicated outdoor swimmers

Alastair Humphreys

A great book for swimmers especially those who may be relatively new to the water

Al Mennie

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