1001 Outdoor Swimming Tips

Environmental, safety, training and gear advice for cold-water, open-water and wild swimmers

Author: Calum Maclean

Series title: 1001 Tips

Signed Paperback publication date: 07 Jul 2022

Paperback publication date: 07 Jul 2022

Signed Paperback ISBN: 9781839811234

Paperback ISBN: 9781839811234

‘This is an attractive and informative book that features a wealth of very useful information from an experienced outdoor swimmer.’ – FionaOutdoors

1001 Outdoor Swimming Tips by Calum Maclean is a huge collection of small tips to improve your outdoor swimming, whether you're a novice or experienced wild swimmer. Everything from biosecurity and safety to cold-water swimming, recovery, the essential gear you’ll need and training is covered.

1001 Outdoor Swimming Tips by Calum Maclean is a light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of outdoor and wild swimming.

This is no standard instruction manual – it is much more useful than that. This is a huge collection of small tips to make a real difference to your outdoor swimming, whether you’re planning your first forays into swimming outdoors or enjoy icy swims in the depths of winter – this book will take you through everything you need to know.

The vast range of topics covered includes everything from biosecurity and the safety of others to cold-water swimming, recovery, night swimming, swimming with children, the essential gear you’ll need, training and how to get that perfect underwater photo. Whether you’re a wild swimming novice or have plenty of experience in water, Calum’s entertaining and knowledgeable advice will inspire you and help to enrich your time in the water.

Calum Maclean is a writer, broadcaster and experienced outdoor swimmer. He swims year-round in all conditions, from cold-water dipping and competing in ice swimming races, to long-distance, open-water swims. He makes films for the BBC on this subject in both Gaelic and English, including his series for BBC ALBA, Dhan Uisge (Into the Water) and his much-loved films for BBC The Social. An ambassador for the Outdoor Swimming Society, Calum has also spoken at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and is an award-winning filmmaker. He lives in Aberfeldy where his regular swimming spot is the River Tay.

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