attempt is made to ensure the safety of swimmers when participating in
club activities; for instance swim spots are chosen where there are no
known underwater hazards. However it is important to remember that
risks associated with open water swimming especially in cold water.
It is therefore important that everyone takes responsibility
their own welfare and, whilst they are not responsible for anyone other
than themselves, should make every reasonable attempt to consider the
safety of their fellow swimmers.
take part in activities wholly at their own risk and therefore sensible
precautions must be taken such as the use of tow floats, visible swim
caps (the club one is bright pink and highly desirable!) and
Useful article on cold water swimming from
the Queensford Lakes Open Water Swimming Facebook page
doesn't look like drowning
more information on safety and a great read I'd highly recommend Andrew
Wells' article "When Swimming Has