I've really been getting into this recently, as I found swimming pools really inaccesible - either the public swim times didn't fit with my schedule plus it's just getting so bloomin' expensive. So, I was really excited when I was listening to the IM Talk podcast and they recommended this website - cheers guys!

The Outdoor Swimming Society is a great site that includes loads of tips and advice about open water swimming. Most interesting and useful, is the Open Water Swimming Map. This gives you a whole load of different locations, many you wouldn't have even thought about visiting, let alone swimming in.

I think we'll be adding a load of these swimming locations to the Fidgetstick/ Triathlon Places section in the near future...