Outdoor Swimmer Magazine founder and publisher Simon Griffiths describes Gartland [shown below], “From your first 25 meters to long distance solo swims and relays, effective pool and land training, winter dips and wild swim adventures, Alice is passionate about all aspects of outdoor swimming, and enabling others to enjoy the water as well as raising awareness and helping find solutions to the social and environmental issues that are so entwined with our love of water.
She is a qualified swim teacher and founder of A Lotus Rises, the Women’s Swimming Collective on a mission to increase visibility, access and participation of women in swimming and Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Swim Cake Studies.
Her swims include a four-woman English Channel relay, the Solent between the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England, the Big Swim from Palm Beach to Whale Beach in Queensland, Australia, and competing in the International Winter Swimming Championships in China. She’s equally happy splashing in tarns, or hanging out with swim buddies and eating cake at Tooting Lido and the Serpentine.”
Gartland joins Griffiths, editor Jonathan Crowie, talented writers and photographers, and supported by the marketing team of Sharon Woods, Lorna Manley and Stuart Churchill to produce monthly issues of the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative open water swimming publication.
Outdoor Swimmer joins the following nominees for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year:
1. 48 Braçades by Miquel Suñer (Spain)
2. Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project with Bruckner Chase (USA)
3. Global Swim Series by Rob Kent & Dylan Kent (Canada)
4. LongSwimsDB by Evan Morrison (USA)
5. New York Open Water by David Barra, Rondi Davies & Alex Arévalo (USA)
6. Open Water Swim Academy by Dan Simonelli (USA)
7. Outdoor Swimmer by Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
8. Sea Donkey with Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
9. Shark Bait by Dr. Seán O’Connell (Bermuda)
10. Swim Argentina by Matías Ola (Argentina)
11. The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli (South Africa)
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Adherbal de Oliveira & Renato Ribeiro Barbosa (Brazil)
The nomination for the Outdoor Swimmer reads as follows, “Outdoor Swimmer made a major decision to change its original brand from H2Open Magazine in 2017. It was a risky change, but the strategy behind the thought process was brilliant and well thought-out.
As the most colorful, informative, comprehensive open water swimming-dedicated publication in the world, the magazine is a must-have for everyone from the hardened marathon and cold water swimmers to casual enthusiasts in the sport.
Content includes spotlighting outdoor swimming personalities and events with insightful interviews are augmented by a global calendar of events and a complimentary social media presence.
For its belief in its core mission and essential values to make such fundamental change to its brand, for flawlessly pulling off its transition to reach its next stage of development and global expansion, for providing 12 issues of beautiful open water swimming photography and engaging prose by Simon Griffiths, Jonathan Cowie, Alice Gartland and talented writers and photographers, and supported by their marketing team of Sharon Woods, Lorna Manley and Stuart Churchill, Outdoor Swimmer is a worthy nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.“
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