Too hot in the city? Check out this growing list of city swims worldwide

Bondi Icebergs, Sydney by Raj Eiamworakul on Unsplash

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.

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 Happy swimming!

Kate Rew