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Where To Swim in Melbourne

St Kilda Sea Baths, an iconic Melbourne swimming spot If you’re planning to visit Melbourne and you love to swim, you’ve come to the right spot. You’ll find here lists of the best Melbourne indoor and outdoor pools, the loveliest of the hotel pools, some gorgeous beaches and wild river swimming spots as well. Read … Continue

Where To Swim in Orange NSW

  Orange, in Central West NSW, has some excellent swimming options. So if you find yourself here visiting the wineries, fruit picking or hiking and biking, it’s easy to add a swim or two into your timetable. Orange Aquatic Centre Corner Hill and Warrendine Streets, Orange NSW 2800 Orange Aquatic Centre website This 50 metre … Continue

Swimming Holidays

Here’s where I’m building a list of companies that organise swimming holidays. Australian Swimming Holiday Companies Ocean Swim Safaris Offering organised swimming holidays in:AustraliaNew ZealandIndonesiaTongaSpainFijiThe Philippines Check out the Ocean Swim Safaris website here. Follow Ocean Swim Safaris on Instagram here:           View this post on Instagram         … Continue

10 Books About Wild Swimming

Here follows a list of books about swimming. If you are looking for inspiration, you’ll find plenty here. These are mainly memoirs of swimming to survive trauma, but there’s also more bucolic descriptive books plus a warm and entertaining novel.  This is my bedside table book list, I’m reading through them all in between my … Continue

Waterproof Shoes For Swimmers: BirkenStock Arizona in EVA

My sandals for swimming! A swimming friend recommended these plastic Birkenstocks and I found some shortly later. They’re now a fave element of my swimming clobber. The Arizona is the classic Birkenstock style. These are made of ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), a non-toxic lightweight and flexible synthetic material. Birkenstock do say that: ‘This style must … Continue

Learn to ocean swim

Swimming in the sea, in rivers and in lakes, is one of life’s great thrills. Luckily, there are plenty of places to do it. From the chilly waters of Orkney and Alaska to the warm Pacific. Call it ocean swimming, wild swimming or plain old swimming. What’s important is that you learn to be safe … Continue

swimming in Iceland

Where To Swim In Iceland: Planning A Trip

Iceland is not for the faint-hearted. But it is a fantastic destination for lovers of the great outdoors who can handle a bit of fire and ice. At the top of this post is a night shot of the Blue Lagoon, probably Iceland’s best-known swimming spot. I would so love to leap right into that … Continue