The Monocle 100 Series: Swim, published by Thames & Hudson, is a slightly different kind of travel guide: this wet guidebook presents the world through swimming! The editorial team of the British lifestyle magazine Monocle have curated their top 100 favourite spots for a little dip. The joy of swimming is celebrated with stunning photographs, featuring both secret and not-so-secret swimming spots from lakes to beach clubs, all the way from the warmth of Australia to the icy waters of Iceland.
Whatever it means to you, swimming - alone or with others, badly or brilliantly - is about being in the moment. This new book celebrates bathing in glorious full-colour photography, revealing the editors' chosen spots from inner-city architectural wonders to lakes, beach clubs and bagni. So whether you're looking to do laps in Italy, tread water in Australia, sink into the icy depths in Iceland - or perhaps just sit on the side and let others do the hard work - this guide includes a setting for everyone. Dive right in.