Open water swimming

Be AdventureSmart: When open water swimming


Bright hat (fluro green or fluro orange are the best) (so you can be seen by other water users)

Wetsuit (to help you stay warm and be more buoyant)

Clear goggles (to help you see where you are going underwater)

Warm clothes (for after your swim)

Swim essentials

Floating dry bag containing a charged mobile in a waterproof case and a pealess whistle (so you can attract attention if you get into difficulty)

A drink (warm in cold weather)

Food (for after your swim)

Any necessary medication (with spares)

Something to wash your hands and face with once you come out of the water

First aid kit