As the concept of wild swimming becomes more popular, open water swim events are increasingly gaining traction.
A short season for open water swimming, the months of June, July and August are starting to provide some great choices for those who would like to participate in a larger scale “organised swim event”
5 of the biggest swims are supported and sponsored by Brtitish Gas: while encouraging participants to raise money for charity while enjoying the organised swim.
- Great London Swim in the Albert and Victoria Docks 31st August 2013
- Great East Swim in Alton Water Park, Suffolk – 22nd June 2013
- Great North Swim in Windermere – 14th to 16th June 2013
- Manchester Swim in Salford Quays – 20th July 2013
- Scottish Swim at a location and date to be determined
Or join an open water swim that will provide such an experience that the script will be written for future story telling
Often organised by charities as a new initiative to build much needed funds. One such charity is ASPIRE who support people with spinal injuries.
Swim to the Isle of Wight? Approaching 3 miles. Now this is more like it!
“Fully escorted by RIBs and kayaks, you will be brought back by boat to celebrate your achievements in a local pub. The Solent represents a great open water challenge.”
and there are many other “wild swims” out there on the internet.
A wild swimming website worth grabbing a “cuppa of builders’ and settling down for a good read is wild swimming.co.uk
So as the sun starts to warm things up … It’s time to think about Summer Swimming