I like swimming in rivers. I did it as a child. It was natural to swim and play in my local river when the weather was hot.

I rediscovered river swimming in 2012, after reading Roger Deakin’s Waterlog. I am revisiting places where he swam and discovering places others swim. Most are rivers, though I am also exploring lakes and the sea. And I am swimming throughout the year. I should really call most of these dips rather than swims as I am not (yet) going far.

I want to share the places I swim and my experiences of swimming. I am gradually adding Places and Swims.

woman in swim suit in summer
Imogen swimming in river Bure, near Burgh-next-Aylsham


woman in wetsuit and swim hat in choppy water
Imogen swimming in Horstead Mill pool, early spring

Both photos by Anita