Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Photo courtesy of Ram Barkai shows Colin Hill at the 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference on the Isle of Bute where the British channel swimmer skillfully wove a story of how and why open water swimming is expanding throughout the United Kingdom.

From literary works in the open water swimming world to the efforts of British Olympians, Hill described how the open water swimming community reached its tipping point in 2008 and has been on an upward trajectory ever since – with no let-up in sight.

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