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British Long Distance Swimming Association

Organises and supports long distance swimming events in open waters; includes a calendar of competitions and events, information for participants, details of membership, and news.

Gone Swimming Ltd

Offers adventurous swimming holidays and open water swim coaching in North Wales; includes their programme and contacts. GoneSwimmingDan

Great Swim

The UK's biggest open water mass participation swimming events, held at selected locations around the UK. great_swim


A magazine promoting open water swimming, published 7 times a year; includes subscription details, and contacts.

Henleaze Swimming Club

Club with over one hundred metres of deep spring water in a former quarry lake in Bristol.

Henley Swim Events

Organisess a number of open water swimming events in or near Henley-on-Thames. Offers a calendar and entry details, with training advice for newcomers. henleyswim

Hung Out To Dry

Information about a book that explores swimming (particularly "wild swimming") and British culture; includes a preview, excerpts and video clips, reviews, and resources for open-water swimming in the UK.

Monster Swim

An annual event offering 1 mile and 0.5 mile open water swimming on Loch Ness; includes entry details, news, advice on training, and charity supported. monsterswim

The Outdoor Swimming Society

Dedicated to wild swimming in the UK and Ireland. Features news, event listings, a swimming map and photo gallery.

Serpentine Swimming Club

Membership club for swimming in London's Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, home also to the famous Peter Pan Cup Christmas morning swimming race. Includes photographs, race information and membership details.


Provides specialist professional coaching for long distance swimmers or escorting swimmers preparing to swim Loch Lomond, the English Channel or other challenges; also offers boat escort services.

Tenby Boxing Day Swim

Outlines this annual charity event, where swimmers dash into the cold water to raise money for good causes. Includes photographs and sponsor forms.

Warrington Dolphins LDSC

A long distance swimming club specialising in lake and sea swimming events from 1 up to 21 miles in distance.

Wild Swim Map

The Outdoor Swimming Society's interactive map of outdoor swimming spots around the UK.

Wild Swimming

Guide to outdoor and wild swimming in the UK, campaign for wild swimming rights in Wales, and regional groups.

Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association

Established to encourage the sport of open water swimming in Broughty Ferry; includes an events calendar, history, and membership details.

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