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15 incredible wild swimming spots you can find in Yorkshire

With summer approaching and having already experienced some pretty warm weather, it could be the perfect chance to test out some spectacular ways to cool down.

There is nothing better for the soul than a dip in a beautiful river or an idyllic waterfall plunge pool.

Which is why trying out a spot of wild swimming might be the perfect way to wind down. Wild swimming is taking to natural bodies of water for a dip - whether thats in a lake, pond, river or the ocean.

Nurse Melissa hopes to be in Severnth heaven with record swim

After a knee injury left her walking with a stick and needing stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis, Shropshire nurse Melissa Compton had no choice but to abandon her love of skiing.

Yet determined to stay fit and indulge her love for the outdoors, she discovered a new passion – open water swimming.Whatever the weather or the temperature of the water, Melissa can be found swimming outdoors in her swimsuit.

Forest Grove's Barber tackles North Channel swim

FGSD speech therapist Rijl Barber will attempt to swim the North Channel at the end of June.

The North Channel is the strait between the northeastern part of Northern Ireland and the southwestern portion of Scotland. It connects the Irish Sea with the Atlantic Ocean and has a rich maritime history ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Princess Victoria ferry disaster of 1953.

The woman who swims in the sea every day and has been handed global recognition for it

Come rain or shine Katie will take a dip in the sea off Penzance first thing every morning
A woman whose life was transformed by the therapeutic effects of swimming in the sea every day at dawn has been named as one of only 17 outdoor swimming champions around the world.

Alex Kostich Talks About His Pioneering Swim In Pitcairn

With fewer than 50 residents on Pitcairn Island, Alex Kostich's successful 9.8 km circumnavigation swim around the island created quite a stir. 

Kostich gives his first-hand account of his unprecedented swim:

Alex Kostich Is A Go For Pitcairn Circumnavigation

Originally scheduled for early April, Alex Kostich had an unexpected logistical delay in getting to Pitcairn Island in the middle Pacific Ocean. He had to postpone his planned circumnavigation swimaround Pitcairn.

But the attempt was rescheduled and one of the world's fastest veterans is right back on schedule.

LOCH LOMOND Swim 2019

Date: 
Saturday, 7 September, 2019 (All day)

JOIN US FOR AN OPEN WATER SWIMMING EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET
250m | 750m | 1500m | 3000m | 5000m | 10000m

 

What’s Included

You can make a splash and go swom Loch Lomond

A packed programme of open water swimming events for all ages and experience levels is top take place at Loch Lomond.

Durty Events, organisers of award-winning multisport events throughout Scotland, and Triathlon Edinburgh have joined forces to launch Go Swim Loch Lomond, on Saturday 07 September 2019.

5km Harbour to Harbour Sea Swim 2019

Date: 
Saturday, 21 September, 2019 - 09:15

The 2019 edition will again be a point to point swim starting at the harbour of Charlestown and finishing on the beach in the harbour of Polkerris.

London’s best open air swimming spots

There’s a queue outside Hampstead Ladies’ Pond most mornings when it opens. Even when the water has frozen over and sensible folk are preoccupied with trying to throw on as many layers as possible before de-icing their car windscreens, the swimmers turn up and wait for the lifeguards to let them take their early dip in the cold waters.

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