The Environment Agency reports that water quality has never been better. You might think that this would be good news for wild swimmers.
A drop in water quality in the 1970s motivated many local authority’s to ban outdoor swimming in rivers and lakes, and so you would think that a dramatic improvement in water quality would see wild swimmers welcomed back to the water. Sadly this is not the case.
In my home town of Leicester, despite repeated requests, Adrian Russell director of Environmental Services for Leicester City Council, feels that to remove the NO SWIMMING signs from Abbey Park Leicester would be more than his jobs worth. More on this story.