You are warmly invited to join the OSS community on a variety of channels.


Find out how to join The Outdoor Swimming Society (it’s free!) on our Members page.


The OSS is run in the main by volunteers. We try to respond to all enquiries however this is not always possible.



Please email enquiries to hello@outdoorswimmingsociety.com. This email address is regularly monitored, however you may find you can also get a response from the wider swimmer community via The OSS Facebook group or, for event questions, through our Event FAQs.


Contact Gilly at press@outdoorswimmingsociety.com. Gilly should only be contacted for press enquiries. All other, non-press enquiries should be sent via the general enquiries route or via our social media channels.


Having difficulty accessing your account? Spotted something strange on the site that you want to tell us about? Get in touch via email at hello@outdoorswimmingsociety.com.


Shop and merchandise queries should be sent to Anna Sharman at shop@outdoorswimmingsociety.com.


Have a question about one of our events? Our Event FAQs are here to help. We also have dedicated Event pages and Facebook event pages for each event. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please get in touch at hello@outdoorswimmingsociety.com.

Would you like to see your event listed on the OSS site? You can for free via our Event Calendar, run by FINDARACE. Visit the Events page and click through to FINDARACE to submit your event.


Have a question about volunteering with The OSS? For all event volunteering questions please contact OSS Volunteer Manager Jon Stubbington at hello@outdoorswimmingsociety.com. For questions about year-round volunteering with The OSS please contact Club Secretary Simon Kerslake at secretary@outdoorswimmingsociety.com.

We have more information for volunteers on the Volunteer page.


Please send information about books for review to book editor Lexi Earle at books@outdoorswimmingsociety.com. All books submitted to The OSS will be considered for review but please be aware that we cannot guarantee that a book submitted to us will be reviewed.


If you have equipment that you think our team would enjoy testing/using, please contact gear@outdoorswimmingsociety.com


Have an idea for a feature for our website? Contact Beth Pearson at editor@outdoorswimmingsociety.com. Please be aware that all writing and photography that appears on the site is voluntary.


Want to have your story shared with over 70,000 members? Contact Justine Harvey at news@outdoorswimmingsociety.com.


If you need help or advice establishing or retaining access to an inland beach, you are invited to join the OSS Inland Access Facebook group. You can also contact the heads of the OSS Inland Access team, Robert Aspey and Chris Dalton on inlandaccess@outdoorswimmingsociety.com.

Further information can be found in our OSS Inland Bathing Area Guide.


wildswim.com is a free crowdsourced swim map supported by the OSS. For issues with the site please contact our map editor Fiona Pettengale at wildswimmap@gmail.com.


If you want to write to us please send your correspondence to The Outdoor Swimming Society, Lytchett House, 13 Freeland Park, Wareham Road, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6FA. Please note that you are likely to receive a quicker response if you send your enquiry to us via email.

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