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A swimmer’s guide to Split, Croatia

On the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s second city has plenty to offer swimmers. By Susanne Masters

A city by the sea, Split is a delectable entry point into clear Adriatic water as well as home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Susanne is an ethnobiologist who swims and writes. Her book Wild Waters is a guide to aquatic wildlife around Britain and Ireland, and she is an Expert for National Geographic Expeditions. She has written features for BBC publications, the New York Times, and the Guardian. Her academic research is on wildlife trade, and she is a member of IUCN Species Survival Commission specialist groups on Sustainable Uses and Livelihoods, and Orchids. A member of The Association of Foragers, Susanne swims for fun as well as foraging. Highlights include sparkle swims (with bioluminescence), ice cracking dips, and swimming from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus. She posts swims and aquatic thoughts on Instagram.