Top 10 tips for swimming in open water #SwimmingWeek

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Swimming in open water such as lakes, rivers and the sea is on the rise thanks to books like Roger Deakin’s influential Waterlog and the increasing popularity of ‘wild swimming’ events, like The Great Swim series. But open water swimming isn’t like swimming in a pool. There aren’t any black lines on the bottom of the lake to guide you …

Rather Revealing: Confessions of a Naturist Group Lifeguard #SwimmingWeek

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Contrary to common belief, it’s not actually illegal to be naked in public, but baring is still daring for most of us. A lack of events encompassing nudity – or perhaps lack of exposure to such events – keep us away from public de-clothing; for many, naked bodies belong only on secluded Brazilian beaches, and the idea of spontaneously stripping …

Extreme Swims – including Land’s End to John O’Groats and The Amazon #SwimmingWeek

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  Most of us are happy to plod up and down our local swimming pool for a few laps. Or maybe if we are feeling really adventurous heading off for a quick dip in the sea. But what if you really want a swimming challenge to impress your mates? Here we look at six of the most extreme swims ever …