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Introduction to Outdoor Swimming: 12th September

September 12, 2021

To book a place:

For families and children: morning session

For adults and age 13+: afternoon session

About this event

An exciting opportunity to try out Outdoor Swimming in the Brecks in a safe and friendly session with lifeguards. This Introduction to Outdoor Swimming event is funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund, and is part of the BFER Healing Waters Project.

Outdoor swimming, sometimes called wild swimming, is popular again, but over recent decades unfamiliarity has led to fears and misunderstandings about its safety and impact. It is a fun and affordable activity for all ages with many benefits for health. A key part of this project is to give people an opportunity to give it a go and to help them understand safety for themselves.

The event is part of the Healing Waters project, supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. Healing Waters, one of the BFER projects, will engage people in outdoor swimming and other watery activities with training to enjoy the waters safely and with care for the environment, and it will map and consider establishing and publicising suitable places for swimming or for other recreational uses of the rivers.