The benefits of open water swimming on mental health.

Ever since swimming in the warm seas as young boy with my mum, dad, and sister in the Arabian Gulf, I’ve enjoyed the freedom of swimming in the open water.

I’ve been looking forward to the season starting again, with my local lake in Northamptonshire due to open in May. That’s unlikely to happen so it’s keeping fit and reading about swimming for now…

Vogue ran this article last summer; in the midst of lockdown, reading about the benefits of open water swimming is about as close to actual open water swimming as we can get.

I took this photo of a lake in Gothenburg that we went swimming in last Autumn. It’ll have to do for now. Virtual pool, anyone?

Open water swimming; Gothenburg.