Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb

Swim Stories - Publishing Guidelines and Rules 

Swim Story Format 

Here are some basic guidelines on swim stories format and content:

  • Each story should be no longer than 1,500 words, written in English
  • If you have any videos you would like to include, please send us YouTube or Vimeo links, up to 5
  • Please send in any photos, up to 30. Bear in mind that maximum web resolution is 800px wide, so if possible, please rescale them before sending
  • We reserve the right to alter the text for editorial reasons
  • President's decision on the Story of the Month is final

Publishing Rules 

We reserve the right not to publish swim stories which:

  • Are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
  • Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
  • Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
  • Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court.
  • Advertise products or services for profit or gain
  • Are seen to impersonate someone else
  • Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
  • Are written in anything other than English
  • Contain links to other websites which CS&PF deems inappropriate
  • Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
  • Are considered to be off-topic.