The feel good factor of wild swimming

Paul Brown writes in Sundays Guardian: “Wild swimming, whatever the weather, is undergoing a revival in Britain. With the water temperature around the coast still a balmy 10C because of the warm autumn, enthusiasts say the physical and mental benefits are enormous, and the endorphin rush is addictive… Organisations like the Environment Agency and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution were initially hostile to the resurgence of wild swimming on health and safety grounds. The Outdoor Swimming Society, only five years old but already with more than 11,000 members has won them over.” more

Why do we do it? Our cold water fascination.

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