Top Tips

Whether you're new to the open water or an experienced open swimmer, we're here to support you every stroke of the way! 

From waves and currents, to water temperature, clarity and quality, open water is very different to your local swimming pool. Outdoor Swimmer have produced a guide on how to make the transition from pool to pond, how to choose your first outdoor swim and what to expect the first time you take your swimming outdoors.

Also check out Open Water Swimathon's amazing top tips and common mistakes to avoid!