Map of Irish and UK Open Water Swimming Locations

There are two map of UK (and a few Irish) open water swimming locations.

On wildswim.com you can add locations. Dover isn’t on it yet for the UK, how ridiculous is that? And there’s about 4 locations of Ireland. This is just a screenshot. Original is here. If you can be bothered. Though I do like the colour-coded location markers to indicate what type of swim it is.

Wildswim.com map

And there’s also wildswimming.co.uk, claiming to be the larger of the two sites, which in fairness is a better site. Also with a map AND the book, thought he map isn’t any better for us sea-swimmers. It seems to be more about rivers and lakes and pools.

The British (hi honey!) are gone mad on the whole “wild swimming” thing, which would be a nice title if it hadn’t been completely compromised by the BBC having Alice Roberts swim granny stroke in a 14C pool telling everyone how cold was and ITV and Robson Greene doing a not-as-cringeworthy swim in the Thames in Henley and making a big deal of a red pair of budgie smugglers. I dunno what they’d do if they ever had their eyeballs assaulted by one of Ned’s disappearing togs events.

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One thought on “Map of Irish and UK Open Water Swimming Locations

  1. If the BBC’s Alice Roberts upsets you then look away now

    The results from a poll on an open water swimming website! (http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com/)

    At what temperature do you think the water is getting cold?
    Under 5ºC (41ºF) 7 (0%)
    Under 10ºC (50ºF) 57 (7%)
    Under 12.5°C (54.5°F) 113 (13%)
    Under 15°C (59°C) 166 (20%)
    Under 17.5°C (63.5°F) 200 (24%)
    Under 20°C (68°C) 131 (16%)
    Under 22.5°C (72.5°C) 138 (16%)

    138 people think that at 22.5o the water is getting cold!!!!

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