The Ice Queen Cometh

After setting the record for the slowest ever English Channel crossing, Jackie Cobell caught the cold water bug. She was the first British woman to complete an Ice Mile and has taken part in politically significant swims around the world

Interview: Jack Burnell

Jack Burnell has already qualified for Rio 2016. We caught up with the Team GB marathon swimmer to talk Rio tactics and his plans for the future

Interview: Chloe Harris, after becoming the eighth person to swim New Zealand’s challenging Foveaux Strait

Chloe Harris, who moved to New Zealand from Suffolk when she was 16, has just set what is believed to be a new speed record for the swim between New Zealand’s South Island and Stewart Island.

To swim faster, stop caring about it

Asking you to stop caring about how fast you swim in order to swim faster sounds totally counter-intuitive, but bear with me for a few moments. There is some logic behind it.

FINA announces new rules on wetsuits

Wetsuits to be mandatory in open water events below 18 degrees Celsius – but not until after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

H2Open fifth anniversary on its way

Our fifth anniversary issue will be leaving the printer on 1 February 2016 and arriving with subscribers shortly thereafter. The new issue celebrates five years of growth and development in open water swimming as well as the usual mixture of training advice and inspirational stories.

  • The Ice Queen Cometh

  • Interview: Jack Burnell

  • Interview: Chloe Harris, after becoming the eighth person to swim New Zealand’s challenging Foveaux Strait

  • To swim faster, stop caring about it

  • FINA announces new rules on wetsuits

  • H2Open fifth anniversary on its way

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