The Outdoor Swimmers’ Handbook by Kate Rew
Through her profound creativity and enthusiasm, Rew’s efforts and publications have literally encouraged, guided, and inspired millions of people – first starting in the UK and then expanding globally – to take to the open water.
Not for records. Not for fame. Not for compensation. But for the genuine joy of venturing into rivers, estuaries, lakes, and sea for a simple dip, a wild swim, and aquatic adventures of all sorts.
Rew’s book describes the safety details and the nuances of joyful swimming outdoors.
Her first book Wild Swim: River, Lake, Lido and Sea: the Best Places to Swim Outdoors in Britain was published in 2008 – and the founder of the Dart 10k, Swoosh, and Hurly Burly. keeps up with her prolific output and motivational writing.
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.
‘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
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