The reason behind that quest for seclusion is simple – wild swimmers aren’t about a cool down on a hot day. We want something more. Solitude. Connection. The challenge of cold, or the thrill of rugged.
Wild swimmers are known for their love of swimming in unspoiled locations and understand the need to preserve our natural waterways. It’s within this understanding that the worlds of isolation and visitation meet: one of the most powerful ways to help conserve environments is to engage us all in relationship. When you love something, you care for it.
The more of us that know of the beauty, the more of us there are who can make an effort to protect our landscapes. So do the right thing. Leave nothing behind. And take extra care when entering unfamiliar waterways. Be responsible around your limitations. There is risk – king waves, strong ocean currents, submerged logs in river ways and heightened bacteria in fresh-water bodies during the heat of summer.