Some useful websites about river and outdoor swimming. Please contact me if a link isn’t working.

Where to swim

Please follow the Outdoor Swimmers Code and Outdoor Swimming Society advice on responsible swimming at this time.

Places to swim in East Anglia from RALSA

also available Places to swim in other regions, from RALSA website

The Wild Swim map, from the Outdoor Swimming Society (currently unavailable)

Wild Swimming, includes regional and national maps and lists

You can download my note: Places to swim in Norfolk and Suffolk Broads (download, Word.doc, 2 pages), or see Places to Swim in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

See Places pages on this website, links on Places page or on menu. Includes collections of places from swim trips in Eastern England

Where to swim (historic and current places) from Hung Out To Dry [seems to have gone, though see ref to the book,]

Organised outdoor swimming venues from Outdoor Swimmer website

Swim safety, starting out swimming outdoors

See more on this website article on swim safety

Advice from the Outdoor Swimming Society

Wild swimming advice from Hung Out To Dry

Swimming safety checklist and advice on RALSA website

Wild swimming safety from Wild Swimming website

Advice on the Water Safety Forum website

Open water safety from Outdoor Swimmer website

Advice on the difference between pool and open water on the Outdoor Swimmer website

My article on Getting Started in Inland Outdoor Swimming (or download note Getting started in open water outdoor swimming (Word.doc, 4 pages)

… especially in cold water

Dangers of jumping into cold water (Durham summer safety campaign)

Winter swimming articles on RALSA website

Tips from Outdoor Swimming Society on cold water swimming

Index to articles on Loneswimmer website on cold water swimming


Outdoor Swimming Society Inland Bathing Areas Access guide

Outdoor Swimming Society website, Is it legal?

The legal side and access, on RALSA website

swims and swim places, and related issues