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Open Water

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.

River and Lake Swimming Association

Campaigns for greater access to Britain's rivers, lakes and tidal pools for those wishing to swim. Includes legal information, message board and lists of recommended places to swim.

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.

South London Swimming Club

A long established swimming club, based at Tooting Bec Lido, the largest fresh water pool in England; with a guide to their cold water swimming, facilities and events, and contacts.

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 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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