Research Insight Reports
Below are links to research insight reports produced by the different strands of the Wild Swimming and Blue Spaces project.
- Bathing names
- Overcoming blue inequality
- Safety and wellbeing
- Public perceptions of wild swimming
- Wild swimming in the news
In collaboration with project artist Carol Adlam, the project team have also developed the following mnemonic poster which highlights the benefits and risks of wild swimming. Click the link under this poster to download.
Presentations and Conference Papers
- McGowan, S. Methods and Interdisciplinarity in the Context of Researching and Understanding Cold Water Therapy/Wild Swimming. Methods Con, NCRM Manchester, 13 September 2022.
- Knight, D. Wild Swimming. Positive Health and Environment Week, Cardiff University. 4-15 July, 2022.
- McGowan, S., Adolphs, S., Adlam, C., Carvalho, L., Moffatt, F. Getting the message right on water quality and wild swimming. British Phycological Society Annual Meeting Newcastle (January 2023).
- Knight, D., McClaughlin, E., Adolphs, S., Moffatt, F., Carroll, J., Jackson, J. H., McGowan, S., Pratt, L., Sotirova, V. and Timmons, S. (2022). The linguistic representation of the benefits and risks of wild swimming. Paper presented at Public Health Wales Research and Evaluation Conference 2022, Cardiff, Wales. 7 December 2022
- McGowan S, Adolphs S, Adlam C, Carvalho L, Moffatt F. Water Quality as a barrier to wild swimming (Poster). Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, (SEFS), Newcastle (June 2023).
- McGowan S, Adolphs S, Adlam C, Carvalho L, Moffatt F Water Quality as a barrier to wild swimming (Poster). ASLO (Society for Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography) summer meeting, Mallorca (June 2023).
Protocol for qualitative synthesis
- Moffatt, F., Tucker, R., Adolphs, S. (2022). How do people who wild swim perceive and experience the associated benefits to physical and mental health?. National Institute for Health Research, Prospero.
- ‘Spreading the word on the health benefits of wild swimming‘, University of Nottingham, 22 March 2022.
- Swim England write-up of the project and partnership
- McGowan, S., Adlam, C., Adolphs, S., Carvalho, L., & Moffatt, F. Are you swimming in fresh water?. FBA News (The Freshwater Biological Association Newsletter No. 86 Winter 2022/23).
- McGowan, S. Wildzwemmen aanmoedigen… met aandacht voor de waterkwaliteit. Netherlands Institute for Ecology, 8 April 2022.
To view the artwork developed as part of this project, please click on the relevant link below. All illustrations are copyright of Carol Adlam.