The Outdoor Swimming Society
The Outdoor Swimming Society (OSS) is the world's largest community of outdoor swimmers, and provides a space within which a community of independent spirits can share the joy and adventure of swimming.
The OSS runs a free website featuring emerging inspirational and practical stories for open water and wild swimmers, and supports the worldwide crowd-sourced map, wildswim.com. It is funded through a small events programme featuring (arguably!) some of the best swims in the UK: the Bantham Swoosh, the Dart10k and new adventurous autumn swim the Hurly Burly.
Members like all kinds of swimming: there are poets and channel swimmers, elite swimmers and dippers. Skins, wetsuit, scenic, competitive, ice milers and summer swimmers: all persuasions of swimmers from young to old take part in the OSS in it's various forms. Members across the globe share and develop the wild swimming community through it's various channels.
To join the community, please visit www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com where you can subscribe to the free fortnightly newsletter.
Please also see:
- Retweet Ella Foote: Happy Solstice ☀️ Started the morning with a sunrise swim in the River Thames #thamesmermaid #solstice… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
- It's not big and its not clever. Don't do drugs - its damaging the eels. theguardian.com/environment/20… #drugs #eels
- Retweet Sarka-jo: After storm damage last week, @shappool opens again today, please support &RT. @OWSwimming @OSS_team @outdoor_swimmer