Outdoor Swimmer, the World’s premier open water swimming publication and supporter of BEST Fest (the World’s premier week-long open water swimming festival!) have kindly allowed us to re-publish their recent 4 part ‘Beginners Guide’ to open water swimming.

With grateful thanks to BEST Fest collaborators Outdoor Swimmer. Please visit for more Open Water Swimming articles and content.


Read what the papers and specilized magazines said about BEST Fest.


British performance director Bernie Dietzig video of some of the week.