Bristol Harbour swimming: Ninety people take first dip

  • By Clara Bullock & Scott Ellis
  • BBC News

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Almost Synchro, a cold open water synchronised swimming group, were among people swimming in the harbour

Ninety people took a dip in Bristol Harbour for the first council-approved public swimming session – 92% of whom were women.

The two-hour swims run every weekend for five weeks, as part of a trial testing out safety and water quality.

A group of wild swimmers had been campaigning to be allowed to swim in the harbour for years.

“It is fantastic to see the public out there,” city councillor Ellie King said.

“We know the mental…

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