Open water swimming and swimming as part of a triathlon have become very popular in recent years.
All ages and experience levels have taken to the sport and it doesnt matter if you do it for fun or in competition the experience of swimming outdoors is refreshing and a great way to excercise.
What Is Wild Swimming?
The phrase 'Wild Swimming' is often used when talking about outdoor swimming but dont worry, it's not behaving wildly we're talking about, it's simply swimming out in the wild as opposed to swimming in a pool.
Open Water Swim Gear
Depending on the time of day and location there is a variety of swimming gear to consider. But make sure that you:-
Are warm enough for the conditions Are highly visible if on water shared with boats etc Are within your ability level Let others know when and where you are going & return times Dont overdo it Enjoy yourself!