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KIT REVIEW: RUCKRAFT

Cross-country swimming has got ‘next big thing’ all over it. Kate Rew tries out the kit

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VOLUNTEER ROLE: NEWS WRITER

Fancy joining the OSS team to help share the swim love through interesting news and stories? Apply now!

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BARING SOULS AND BOTTOMS: SKINNY DIPPING THROUGH THE AGES

Who hasn't cast aside their underwear and plunged - shrieking - into the waves? Yet skinny dipping as a ritual has roots in Celtic and religious traditions.

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KIT REVIEW: BEST WETSUITS UNDER £250

Swimmers from SwimTrek take to the beach with the OSS to test the best wetsuits under £250 in 2019

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SPARKLE SWIMS: WHEN BIOLUMINESCENCE LIGHTS THE WAY

Most of the time we look to the sun, moon and stars for light shimmering on water. As the sea starts to warm in summer months, we can look in water itself for light.

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OCEAN-FRIENDLY, RIVER-FRIENDLY SUNSCREEN

An estimated 14,000 tons of sunscreen enter rivers and oceans every year. In a peer to peer piece, we discuss: what are the best products to use?

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HOW TO SIGHT

Sighting is an essential skill for any open water swimmer. Here’s how to incorporate it into your stroke

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To(w) float or not to(w) float

Wondering whether to invest in a tow float? Use this guide to assess when you might use one

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THE INCIDENT PIT

How one thing can lead to another on a swim - until a series of minor incidents can become a major tragedy

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Planning your endurance swim training

Signed up for a long swim and not sure where to start? Swim coach Mike Porteous, a regular at OSS events, on how to prepare for a long distance swim

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OSS TOP 10 TIPS FOR SAFE SUMMER SWIMMING

Simple tips for a summer of safe swimming

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OSS INTERMEDIATE TIPS FOR SAFE SUMMER SWIMMING

Understanding water opens up safer, more adventurous swimming

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NEW PLAY “SWIM” OPENS 9TH JULY

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At the Pond: Swimming at the Hampstead Ladies’ Pond

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The 2019 Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge

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