Open water advocates say bans and warnings aren’t working and better swimming education will save lives Read more in the Guardian.
Guardian ‘ Council is latest to push for bathing status for a stretch of river in order to protect it Oxford has become the latest area to push for bathing water status for an area of river in an attempt to stop Thames Water discharging raw sewage into it. The city council has backed a […]
This summer we have had some excellent weather and the staycation mind set is leading to a surge in wild swimming in our rivers. For years our rivers, unlike Europe’s, seem to have been immune from this, and legislation like the Bathing Water Directive has not been applied. There are growing cases of the wild […]
The Environment Agency is warning people of the dangers of swimming near or jumping off its locks, weirs, and bridges after police were forced to clear around 300 swimmers and sunbathers from a single site, amidst soaring temperatures and the easing of lockdown restrictions. Top tips for river safety: Don’t jump or dive in as […]