Important Points to Remember When Wild Swimming While Traveling

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It’s great fun to try different activities when traveling. Perhaps it’s your first time, or you’re simply enjoying a common hobby in a new and exciting area. Many people find activities that immerse them in nature to be especially rewarding and invigorating while traveling. A popular choice is to go wild swimming, either in a river, a lake, or the sea. While this is a wonderful thing to do, you always need to be careful, and this is even more true when traveling and in an unfamiliar place. Here are some things to keep in mind when wild swimming while traveling. 

Always Check it’s Safe 

If you’re used to wild swimming in the area you live in, then you may well take for granted the local knowledge of which spots are good for swimming and which aren’t. Many places in natural bodies of water may look and seem safe to swim in, but for one reason or another simply aren’t. If you can, ask some locals or check online sites to learn more about good spots, and never risk swimming somewhere if you can’t determine the safety.

Don’t Stay in Too Long

People’s tolerance to cold water is very varied, but all of us need to be careful not to overdo it. While traveling you may well not have as many warm clothes with you, or might not be able to get back to have a hot shower that fast. Always be extra cautious when it comes to getting too cold while swimming, and try not to stay in the water for too long. 

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Hannah F
Hannah F
Hannah loves traveling and having new experiences. She is happiest when enjoying the wonderful outdoors and walking in nature, but also loves a cosy night in with a book or film.
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