Outdoor Swimmer is the magazine for outdoor swimmers by outdoor swimmers. Launched as H2Open in 2011, we rebranded to Outdoor Swimmer in April 2017 but our mission has always been the same: to provide inspiration for people who swim outdoors. Our aim is to bring you the best outdoor swimming has to offer, from fabulous swimming locations, amazing challenges and the best training advice. So, whether you’re new to the sport and looking for advice on getting started or an old hand after some training tips, you’ll find the information you need between our pages. Or, if you’re more of a leisure swimmer, you’ll love our destination features, top spots and holiday ideas. Our readers come from all around the globe. They call themselves wild swimmers, sea swimmers, ice swimmers, outdoor swimmers, marathon swimmers or just plain swimmers. Some are young, others are young at heart, but they all love open water swimming.