Swimming holiday

Something to declare: the rise of swim holidays

As swim holidays come of age, Rowan Clarke finds out how they’re bringing us more joy than ever before

Twenty-one years ago, a photo appeared in The Telegraph of a man standing in the Serpentine wearing swimming trunks waving two suitcases above his head. Beneath it, a short article announced the very first swim holiday.

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