BEST CITY SWIMS

Too hot in the city? Check out this growing list of city swims worldwide - and enter locations to win a prize

Bondi Icebergs, Sydney by Raj Eiamworakul on Unsplash

In honour of the ‘hot in the city’ summer of 2018, we want YOUR recommendations for best city swims to add to this collection, created with every city dweller and travelling swimmer in mind.

If you have city swims that you think should be added to this collection, please add photos/ description to the map and please email the URL map editor on wildswimmap@gmail.com by Thursday 12th July. All coherent locations will be added to this list, and a winner chosen at random will receive an OSS goodybag.

“I am not a city dweller. A 15 year stint in London did not lessen my fundamental need, when met with a city, to get back out. This doesn’t have to be out of the city boundaries, it can just mean outside out, out of my clothes out, immersed in some water, feeling that release from the grime,” says Kate Rew, OSS Director. “So should I ever find myself in a city these days, I try and take in a swim. Some of these cities I’ve visited and some of these swims I’ve swum. But I have included swims I’ve earmarked should I find myself in Oslo, Berlin, Zurich or Sydney.

“In honour of what I hope is going to be a wonderful ‘hot in the city’ summer of 2018, I’ve started this collection with every travelling swimmer in mind – so if you have city swims that you think should be added to this collection, please add photos/ description to the map and please email the URL map editor on wildswimmap@gmail.com. #sharetheswimlove #outdoorswimmingsociety”.

Kate Rew