The Wild Open Water Swimming App
Looking for a Wild swimming spot? Visiting a new area and not sure where to swim? Well then we recommend you check out the Wild App.
Wild is a FREE community of people that love nature, exploration and getting out into our natural world through the open water. There are tons of features to explore on the Wild app, here are a few of our favourites below.
You can search the app for swim spots in any destination. You can find rivers, coastal or lake swim spots! If you can’t find a spot to suit you, you can add one at anytime and it will pull through all the weather and forecasting data that you need.
The whole community is able to add additional information. Real time updates about jellyfish, pollution or any other hazards can be contributed by the community.
You can also review swim spots, and favourite them so you can create your own wish list of spots to visit in the future.
How do I get there?
Wild is integrated with over 20 direction apps like google, what3words and apple maps, so you can find your swim spot easily! There is a what3words location on every swim spot too.
How do I know if it’s safe to swim?
In collaboration with straight line swimming and Olympic medalist Keri-Anne Payne, Wild have created two risk assessments. The first is a safe outdoor swimming assessment - these are different depending on whether you are swimming at a lake, river or at the beach. You can complete this before you go. Then you can complete a dynamic risk assessment at the water’s edge. It’s a really essential tool for water safety, and totally free!
On top of that, Wild have the facility so that you can send an alert to a contact of your choice, so they will know where you will be swimming and when.
There system is called Safe Outdoor Swimming (SOS). You can read more about it here.
I’m not as able-bodied as other people. Where can I swim?
Wild have added “getting there” and “accessibility” info to swim spots so the community can update this info. Wild also encourage users to add multiple photos so you can see what it looks like before you go! You are also able to ask questions and share additional information against any swim location to help out the community.
To check out all of the features go and visit Wild Swimming app here: https://wildopenwater.com