wild swimming
 n.— «While Rew, at 38, is a relative newcomer to the joys of “wild swimming”, as she likes to call it, Douglas started her cold-water career at the age of 12, when she jumped into the water at Liverpool Docks on Boxing Day (“It was intensely terrifying,” she says). And now, aged 27, she can barely keep on dry land.» —“A dip in cold water can be a real ice-breaker” by David Baker Times (London, United Kingdom) Feb. 4, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Daniel Start says:

    Wild Swimming was first brought into the mainstream by the late Roger Deakin’s book ‘Waterlog’ (1997) which documented his travels across Britain by swimming in the rivers, lakes and sea. Two new books have followed in 2008 including ‘Wild Swimming’ (www.wildswimming.com) and ‘Wild Swim’. The River and Lake Swimming Association have been promoting wild swimming for some years http://www.river-swimming.co.uk

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