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These bottoms can tackle any wave—and then hit the bar

When Konstantin Grigorishin—über-wealthy Ukrainian businessman, aspiring philosopher, former pal of Russian oligarchs—introduced the upstart International Swimming League in 2019, he made the first move in an ambitious plan that could blow up Olympic sports and usher in a new era of athlete fairness. He also commenced a game of chicken with some of the world’s most powerful and dangerous men, including Vladimir Putin. And he just might win.

Snag some of the best spots to pitch a tent during peak season

After my mom suffered a massive stroke that left half of her body paralyzed, my family and I decided to create adventures where none seemed possible

Welcome to Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes and home to the Boundary Waters. Our 62 Parks Traveler found her own private island at her 28th stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

From Alabama to Wyoming, we found the best off-grid sites for chilling out, escaping the hordes, and finding adventure

With at-home schooling the norm in many areas, we put together a P.E. plan for a full semester of fun and creative movement

This high-tech—and high-priced—workout gear looks like it's out of science fiction

These affordable digs are within driving distance from major cities but feel like far-away escapes

7 must-haves to keep your skin happy wherever you're headed

When veteran adventure writer Rowan Jacobsen went eye to eye with a sperm whale, he was changed in ways he never expected

Sperm whales are extra­ordinarily intelligent animals with deep family traditions and the ability to communicate across oceans with sonic clicks. But when Rowan Jacobsen had a close encounter with one in the Caribbean, he saw a creature far stranger than he'd ever imagined.

'Hydrotherapy,' from Friction Collective, highlights the benefits of cold-water swimming

'Why We Swim' and 'In Praise of Paths' are timely inquiries into human locomotion

Suits for women with butts, boobs, and big-wave dreams

If you only want one men’s swimsuit, contributor Aaron Gulley recommends the Wavefarer board shorts. The quick-drying nylon-spandex blend is comfortable and stretchy. Plus, the zippered thigh pocket doubles as a self-storage pouch for compact packing.

In an excerpt from her new book 'Why We Swim,' Bonnie Tsui explores the ways that immersion can radically shift our perspective

There's something about swimming that makes us feel very much alive—even as we enter an environment where the risk of death is all around us

Our writer tests out a novel “natural performance enhancer”: breathing through your nose. It's harder than it sounds.

Don't let your insecurities stand in the way of what you want to do

Klaus Obermeyer shares some tips on work, exercise, and (of course) skiing

A new court ruling says the Swiss-based organization must answer accusations of exploiting athletes and operating a global monopoly

On October 6, Nabongo became the first documented black woman and first Ugandan to travel to every sovereign nation. Here’s what she learned along the way.

Smart devices that track everything you do

Thanks to drone footage, we now know how often sharks are close to us in the ocean

'Between the Lines,' from filmmaker Jason Hearn, profiles ocean photographer Sacha Specker documenting his swims across the globe

Stunning swimming holes, lakes, and pools to dunk into as temps heat up

Don't waste a minute of your next vacation—let a local show you around instead

Like the rest of us, Tom Vanderbilt was dreaming of a new kind of vacation. He wanted adventure and a physical challenge, but also a trip that would appeal to his wife and young daughter. The answer: swimming in the open ocean, day after wet, wild day.

Five casual timepieces that offer a pop of color and don’t mind a swim

Build confidence and skill before your first big dip

We pulled together a few of our favorite places to camp—some developed campgrounds, some not—alongside America’s most stunning rivers

We prioritized natural beauty—and lack of crowds

Ötillö Swimrun is a grueling race series alternating long passages of open-water swimming with rugged runs of up to 40 miles. But unlike a triathlon, there’s no biking. That’s great news for W. Hodding Carter, a former collegiate swimmer who plans to qualify for the world championship. At age 56.

Watch the waves, watch your children, and, above all, keep it fun

Surf-ready bikinis and one-pieces that protect and flatter

Perform your best in these stylish yet technical bottoms

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