Kate Rew

The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook
  • The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook

  • 'An important, inspiring book by someone that has encouraged million of people to experience the wonders and friendships of Britain's rivers, lakes and seas' Robert Macfarlane

    When swimming we are part of the planet and all the elements again, in a place where moons wane, storms swell and life ebbs and flows throughout the seasons.


    Capturing the freewheeling spirit, community and wisdom that defines The Outdoor Swimming Society movement, founder Kate Rew reveals everything you need to know to explore rivers, lakes, seas and estuaries. Sharing tales of her own inspiring swims, Kate explores the rich and varied life of outdoor swimmers, from the physiology of cold to planning lazy hazy downstream swims.

    An exquisite guide for beginners and enthusiasts alike, The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook will lead you to the shore and become your trusted companion for the adventures ahead.

Kate Rew is the founder of The Outdoor Swimming Society. Born on a Devon farm, she began river swimming as a child and hasn't stopped since. As founder of The OSS, Kate has founded three iconic open water events (Dart10k, Swoosh and Hurly Burly) and has spearheaded an international resurgence in swimming outdoors. Her first book Wild Swim was published in 2008.

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