Title New online resource for wild swimmers Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet BBC news Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 16/11/21 Description 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.
Producer/Author BBC URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-59289362 Persons Malcolm John Clark