Jean was a pioneer in raising this subject and her book helped to create the current revival of open water swimming by encouraging campaigners and marshalling the arguments about why we should be allowed to swim wherever there is swimmable water. But the book failed to reach a wide readership as it appeared just too soon to benefit from the surge of popular interest it had helped to bring about. This updated version includes a section tracing the progress and lack of progress since the original.
Jean Perraton is President of the River and Lake Swimming Association and chairs the Cam Valley Forum, a voluntary organisation which seeks to protect and improve the environment of the river Cam.
environment of the river Cam.