It would appear that I was also “wild” swimming when I was a kid and I learned the other day that I am a “minimalist” runner as oppose to a “runner” I am occasionally a “trail” runner when I now run on the paths and fields that I have ran for the last 30 yrs!
Oh well it all sells gear and mags
Sorry about the lame rant and hope you find somewhere good to “swim”
Hatchmere Lake is a known danger spot – although a couple of my mates swim there it is not recommended – there have been several drownings (inc one in the last 18 months or so) in Hatchmere due to the unusually long weeds that grow there – basically gets tangled in your legs and you’re in big trouble. Find somewhere that’s a bit “clearer” if you can…..
Once chatted to a guy at 11pm who was about to swim the length of Windermere (we were camping on the jetty at fell foot), his suppourt was his 8.5month pregnant wife following in a Kayak (no need for a spray-skirt-thingy!) god knows what the contingency plan was if it came early, maybe he’d tow her to shore?