Wild Swimming in the Welsh Assembly

Dan Graham reports progress at the Welsh Assembly.

Jocelyn Davies asked John Griffiths: Minister, during this lovely weather, wild swimming becomes popular in our lakes and waterfalls, despite the obvious dangers. What is your Government’s policy on wild swimming?

John Griffiths responded: That is an interesting question for me as the Minister with the portfolio in which these responsibilities are brought together, because it links outdoor access and sport and physical activity. The Member makes those links through her supplementary question. Personally, I believe that wild swimming is worth while and have no problem with it at all. I think that it marries up our great outdoors with sport and fitness in Wales. It does happen across Wales, and I have come across many examples, in visiting Wales, where it has been pointed out to me that, in these areas, wild swimming takes place.

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