The OSS is a community run by volunteers, for swimmers. Most questions about swimming are found on this website and by being a part of the community and talking to other members on FB, instagram or Twitter. Find out how to join The Outdoor Swimming Society (it’s free!) on our Members page.

Volunteer time is always stretched – there are specific people who can help with specific questions as listed below. It may take some time for someone to get back to you but we will try and answer if we can. Please do not spam multiple people on the whole volunteer team if there’s no one that fits your query.

Under the terms of our insurance we are unable to give advice, but we have a huge reference section in Survive.


We have a pro bono press officer Gilly Wadell at Fuel PR. All press, sponsor and brand/ film / podcast requests go through Gilly at gillian@fuelrefuel.compress@outdoorswimmingsociety.com  or 07831 411661. Gilly will not respond to messages sent on other topics. Please do not call Gilly about shop orders!!!!! She is our super busy, super helpful press officer, for the shop you need Anna (next one down).


The OSS Shop is tiny and is run part time by Anna Sharman at shop@outdoorswimmingsociety.com. Parcels are posted on Monday’s, Wednesdays and Fridays, second class – which Royal Mail says takes 2-3 days.  Problem with a parcel? Please email Anna. She will reply and help you within 2 working days. Anna is the only one who can help with an order, so please do not contact other members of  The OSS team.


Have an idea for a feature for our website? Contact Beth Pearson at editor@outdoorswimmingsociety.com. Please send information about books for review to Beth also.


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.


Have time and skills to give to swimming? We are always on the look out for people to help deliver content, campaigns and run our community channels. Please write to our Club Secretary Simon Kerslake at secretary@outdoorswimmingsociety.com with details of your skills, time and what you are interested to contribute. We have more information for volunteers on the Volunteer page.


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.


Please email enquiries to hello@outdoorswimmingsociety.com. This email address is checked most weeks, however you may find you can also get a response from the wider swimmer community via The OSS Facebook group.


If you would like to join a local swim group, or have created your own and would like to be added to the Wild Swim Group page, please email Sus Davy at swimgroups@outdoorswimmingsociety.com

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