Underwater Sounds

Do you swim outdoors for some peace and quiet? You're just not listening.

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Group of 13 swimmers with placards reading ‘Right to Swim’ and ‘Swimming Is for Everyone’, glimpse of reservoir

Kinder Unbound

Trespass swims and protests roundup: Kinder Unbound April 2024

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Bacteria and Bureaucrats

Is there hope for the 27 new bathing sites – and what does it all mean for swimmers?

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Swim Guide for the Petrified

Just signed up to an event and wondering what on Earth you have done? Fear not: swim coach Mike Porteous is here to help

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Young Woman and the Sea

The new film telling the extraordinary true story of Trudy Ederle, the first woman to successfully swim the English Channel

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HOW TO PLAN A SWIM ADVENTURE

Make an adventure of your very own. Plus what not to worry about

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16 reasons for swimming access in reservoirs

Reservoirs can be fantastic, swim spots – here's why they should be legal

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Snorkelling: A Swimmer’s Guide

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OSS top 10 tips for safe summer swimming

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Paris Wild Swimming: Urban Adventures

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