Wild swimming is swimming, dipping, paddling or playing in outdoor natural waters.
This might be in rivers, ponds, lakes, reservoirs or in the sea.
Wild swimming is popular. It can help physical and mental health and wellbeing. But, open water can be dangerous - be aware of its risks and follow these tips to help to make it safer.
Wild swimming can also be called open water swimming or dipping – this information covers all of these.