New online resource for wild swimmers

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An online resource is being created to offer wild swimming enthusiasts advice and reviews on locations for a chilly dip in Scotland.

Interest in swimming in lochs, lochans and rivers increased during the Covid pandemic. People say they have enjoyed physical and mental health benefits.

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is working with SwimWild, a company which offers open water coaching and events, on the resource. The five-month project has received funding through the Scottish government's innovation voucher scheme which supports collaborations between businesses and academia.

Period16 Nov 2021

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  • TitleNew online resource for wild swimmers
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC news
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date16/11/21
    DescriptionAn online resource is being created to offer wild swimming enthusiasts advice and reviews on locations for a chilly dip in Scotland. Interest in swimming in lochs, lochans and rivers increased during the Covid pandemic. People say they have enjoyed physical and mental health benefits.

    The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is working with SwimWild, a company which offers open water coaching and events, on the resource. The five-month project has received funding through the Scottish government's innovation voucher scheme which supports collaborations between businesses and academia.
    Producer/AuthorBBC
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-59289362
    PersonsMalcolm John Clark