Is it OK to swim in a river after heavy rain?


Swimming in a river after rain is something I’d always warn against, because run-off from fields and water from over-flowing drains end up in our waterways. Why then didn’t I heed my own advice? What happened? How did I get on swimming in the River Stour near Wimborne?

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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