Simon Griffiths

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H2Open Magazine
Simon Griffiths is the Publisher, Founder and Editor of H2Open Magazine, the world's first and only magazine devoted to open water swimming. He is a former freelance triathlon writer who wants others to appreciate open water swimming in its many guises as he does: as a lifestyle, as a healthful exercise that challenges the mind and body, as an activity that is shared with a profound level of camaraderie and collegiality that crosses borders, ages and cultures.

The embodiment of his vision is H2Open Magazine, the world’s only magazine dedicated to open water swimming. After two years in publication with sales, influence and advertisements are constantly growing in a down economy due to his efforts and vision.

"H2Open Magazine is a new publication for anyone who loves open water swimming whether you are a beginner or an experienced veteran, taking on a long-distance challenge, doing your first mass participation race or simply looking for a beautiful place to take a dip. Our writers include Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society, Simon Murie, founder of SwimTrek, Dan Bullock, founder and head coach at Swim for Tri, Paul Newsome, founder of Swim Smooth, and Rick Kiddle, ex-international triathlete and coach to model Jodie Kidd. We also have a panel of experts to answer swimming-related questions including Steven Munatones, and Colin Hill, organizer of the British Gas Great Swim Series."

He was nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year for his relentless year-round efforts to promote the sport of open water swimming and its enthusiasts.

H2Open Magazine

H2Open Magazine is the world's first magazine dedicated to open water swimming. Published in the UK but with a global perspective on the sport, the magazine is available on subscription in print or electronic formats. The publication covers all aspects of swimming outside from wild swimming to mass participation racing to long-distance solo challenges. It contains regular features on classic swims, training and nutrition as well as news.


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