EXTRA,  FEATURES,  July 2023

Cheese and onion sandwiches

River dips in the Swale in what felt like an endless summer. Jonathan Cowie shares his memories of river swimming. 

One of my earliest memories of river swimming is in the upper reaches of the River Swale in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.

Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.