Outdoor Swimming on the Horizon for Bristol Harbour?
Great idea from Bristol, resurrecting the British tradition of urban swimming outdoors.
The Bristol Evening Post reports:
HOW does an early morning swim in hot bubbling heated water at Bristol’s floating harbour sound to you? For years the harbour has been viewed as dangerous, dirty water for swimmers. And after many warnings from police and fire services, it is now illegal to swim there.
But a campaign has been launched, aiming to transform people’s perspective and the law. Swim Bristol, set up by a group of academics, wants to encourage the city’s residents to swim outdoors. And they say there is no better place than the Floating Harbour.
The group claims the water is cleaner than lots of popular beaches. including Weston-super-Mare and Eastborne.
As part of their plans, segregated lanes could be introduced around the top of the Harbour near to the foundations.
But the scheme could…
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