Environment,  EXTRA,  Features,  FEATURES,  July 2023

Swimming in rivers: how dangerous is it?

Conservation experts The Rivers Trust report that only 14% of rivers pass good ecological health, while no rivers pass good chemical or overall health. We asked The Rivers Trust – is it really that bad to swim in a river?

We are often asked whether we encourage swimming in rivers.

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