What is swimrun?
– and why you
should try it


"The conditions were about the most challenging I’ve had to deal with in an event, and I loved it."

After "thriving" in the waves at ÖtillÖ Malta in 2019, Simon Griffiths, founder of Outdoor Swimmer magazine and regular swimrunner, shares his top tips for swimming in rough water.


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Essential kit for swimrun: wetsuits and shoes

In part one of our guide to swimrun kit, Jude Palmer covers all you need to know about wetsuits and footwear

A guide to safe decision making in the wild

Mike Alexander looks at how heuristics can cause us to make poor decisions when out in nature – and how to avoid them

Fanny Kuhn: 'How I became a swimrunner'

Swimrun World Champion Fanny Khun on her first ever swimrun at ÖtillÖ Utö in 2015