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Well Jimmy, I hope you have not been put off by the comments but the decision is entirely yours. This is not advice but what I would do. Avoid busy areas, swim early AM and not PM ( more boats on river PM looking for moorings) and follow swimmer in suitable small craft suitably conspicuous. Having said that we have watched a few people here at Thorpe take a morning dip from their boats in what was crystal clear water.

Colin Cheers

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Hi All, thanks very much for your comments and taking the time, never thought it would lead to such debate.  We have a kayak and a dingy so will probably will swim but with all the precautions

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jimmy101, you're forgetting this is the Norfolk Broads Forum, the No.1 forum for debating anything Broads-related   Cheers

Now if you had asked about swimming in the Mersey, I don't suppose you'd have got many replies  tounge-in-cheek

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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Has anyone tried swimming in the Mersey? Have some friends heading that way later in the year.

Just because The BA make a request, don't automatically assume they have the powers to make such requests!! Keeping a careful eye on an Authority which is making it's own rules.

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As far as I know there's a club that regularly swim in the Mersey obviously not on the main river most probably one of the docks .

Richard

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There is also a Open water swimming session 3 times a week at Salford Quays.

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What did I tell you, jimmy101. I make a very tongue-in-cheek remark about swimming elsewhere not attracting replies and a whole new discussion opens up  Confused


"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)


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Sorry, couldn't resist the challenge.  Playful Wink

Just because The BA make a request, don't automatically assume they have the powers to make such requests!! Keeping a careful eye on an Authority which is making it's own rules.

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Yes, I'd already marked your card!  Evil Grin

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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And there was me thinking that the forum is supposed to be helpful , clearly some will go to the trouble of answering a question .

Richard

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Question

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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