I swam 31 rivers in 31 days and survived, but we need a clean-up
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Millions swim in open water and outdoor pools in the UK and we must press for better water standards

Why would you even want to swim in a UK river? It’s cold, it’s a bit mucky and yes, it comes with risk.

I may well die of some hideous waterborne flesh-eating virus that entered the water on the wing of a migrating bird, but I love river swimming. Perhaps the duck poo between the toes or the fact that it’s “dirty” is what’s discouraging you from leaping into your local river, but when was the...

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