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Some Wild Swimming Experiences

Updated on February 22, 2015

Forget swimming laps in a busy and chlorinated municipal pool, or lounging in some generic pool in a holiday resort, the real joys of swimming lie in the great outdoors. Swimming can bring you up close and personal with some of the most beautiful sights in nature. Here are some of the amazing experiences you too could have when wild swimming:

We recommend Iceland for the hot springs

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A Hot Spring

A Hot Spring Beneath a Glacier-Topped Volcano:

Perhaps one of the most exciting places in which to swim in a hot spring pool is Iceland, land of fire and ice.

Hot Springs

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We recommend Lochness for a Brisk Swim

We recommend Lochness for a Brisk Swim

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Loch Ness, Highland, UK
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Swimming in the Loch:

A Brisk Swim to Castle ruins on an Island in a Loch:

It may be cold but the wild swimming in Scotland is some of the most beautiful in the world. Wear a wet suit if you are worried, but in the summer, a bracing swim in a stunning loch will take you to some fascinating little islands, some of which have ruins on them.

The Lochness

We recommend Swimming in the North Sea

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Dash into the North Sea

A Mad Dash into the North Sea:

Old timers say cold swimming is good for the immune system. Some people even brave the north sea from Scotland and England on Christmas day!


The North Sea

We recommend the River Thames for a river swim

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River Thames, United Kingdom
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Swimming in the river

A River Swim with Otters and Kingfishers:

England's quaint rivers are punted on, rowed down and picnicked beside. But some people take their love of these beautiful waterways one step further and join the otters in their babbling waters while kingfisher's dart and dive up above.


The River Thames

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We recommend New Zealand, Kumara for Glow worms

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Glow Worms

A Swim Under the Ground, Through Dark Caverns where Glow Worms shine:

Why not go for a dark, exciting swim in a glow worm cave in Australia or New Zealand? Make your way through dark caverns as the tiny pin prick stars of light twinkle above you.


Glow worms

We recommend Turkey for the Blue Lagoon

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Swim across a Blue Lagoon

A Relaxing Swim across a Blue Lagoon:

Whether it is Thailand, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean or the South Pacific islands, or elsewhere, finding a gorgeous blue lagoon to swim across must be one of the best wild swimming experiences out there.


Beautiful Blue Lagoons

We recommend Thailand for the waterfalls

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Swimming under a waterfall

A Swim in a Jungle Pool Beneath a Waterfall:

Around the world, natural rock pools and waterfalls are found in forests tropical and temperate. Imagine how wonderfully refreshing it would feel to just be free, let loose, dive in and swim across it, reconnecting with your primal self.

Beautiful waterfalls

We recommend the Maldives for Paradise Islands

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Swimming Paradise Island

A Swim Around a Tiny Paradise Island:

Finding an island all to yourselves is idyllic, being able to swim entirely around it makes the experience even more magical. There are plenty of tiny paradise islands to choose from so set out there and find your own.

Paradise swimming

We recommend the Great Barrier Reef for Snorkelling

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Snorkelling

A Snorkelling Adventure in Seas Teeming with Fish:

There is a whole world beneath the oceans that we rarely see. Head for any area with clean, clear waters and snorkel away. Over the Great Barrier Reef or between perfect islands, in cold seas packed with herring or warm ones teeming with multi-coloured chaos.

Snorkelling looks fun :)

We recommend Key West for swimming with Dolphins

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Swimming with Dolphins

A Dolphin Friend for a Sunny Swim:

Swimming alongside bigger ocean inhabitants can also be a major thrill, though only in the wild – you should prefer to be there, as they do, since wild swimming rather than a managed swimming pool event is so much more real and more free.


So, if you have never swum anywhere but in a pool, then you are really missing out. Plan your wild swimming adventure today.

Swimming with dolphins is an amazing experience

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      Leclercq anne 

      13 months ago

      Hi!

      Incredible website , very helpful !

      We are going to key west this summer and gonna experience dolphin wild swim:-)

      Could you please give details about the best company which does that there?

      If we keep it authentic I can't be better !

      Thanks for your reply!

      X from Belgium

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      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi katiecianni

      Thank you highly appreciated :)

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Katie Cianni 

      3 years ago from Cheshire

      Love this Hub! Pictures are amazing :)

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      Emma Southworth 

      3 years ago from Manchester

      Ive always wanted to do it and to best honest i am the odd one out with my friends they all have done it!

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      Kevin Deverson 

      3 years ago from Leyland, UK

      When i was younger i was a top swimmer, i swam all the time! This hub is making me want to swim again!!

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      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi emmaouthworth ,

      I agree 10000% this to be honest was my favourite part :)

      Thanks for popping by

      Lee

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      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Thomasjames1992 ,

      Ye the Blue Lagoons are amazing, and so is the glow worms gave id recommend a visit there you can check where they are on my map at the top, Hope that helps

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Emma Southworth 

      3 years ago from Manchester

      Swimming with dolphins looks amazing

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      Thomas James 

      3 years ago from London

      I am in to my fitness and love swimming the Blue Lagoons looks amazing ! Also id love to visit the glow worms cave and diving looks great! Thanks traveleze your travel writing is amazing!

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      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi AliciaC

      Thank you very much, glad you liked it i would highly recommend doing at least one of them :)

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Rota,

      Thank you very much glad you liked my work and hub

      Thanks

      Lee

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The sites that you've described sound like fascinating places to swim, Lee! The photos are beautiful.

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      Rota 

      3 years ago

      That was a stunning hub and a great concept!

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      Lee John 

      3 years ago from Preston

      Hi tlcs

      Thank you very much for your feedback :) Glad you liked my hub

      Thanks again

      Lee

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      Trudy Cooper 

      3 years ago from Hampshire, UK

      What a lovely hub! Loved your pictures.

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