Full moon guided river swim

Enjoy some gentle exercise and peaceful scenery in this guided evening swim experience.

Come and join your host for a night swim under a glorious full moon, swim down the river surrounded by mist, you may be lucky enough to spot bats flying overhead while the moon lights your way.

This is a relaxed, memorable evening with like-minded people and lots of laughter. You will be joined in the water by Sally, Andrea and Julie who are all qualified open water swimming coaches and experienced wild swimmers. They will guide you down the river.

This is an informal activity for all abilities from breast strokers to crawl swimmers. You must be able to swim competently for 1k in any stroke. You'll be split into smaller groups based on swimming speed and ability, so you can go at a pace that feels right for you. Go with the flow and discover the Dorset coast!

This activity is weather dependent and on occasions when for safety reasons your host has to cancel the session, a full refund will be given.

Please note: A 50lt tow float is required for all swims. The hire of one is not included in the default price. To hire one please choose the ticket option ‘with 50 litre tow float hire’.

Please email back your completed disclaimer forms within a week of booking to gowiththeflowswimming@gmail.com for booking confirmation.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult ticket without float hire (All swimmers must bring their own 50 litre tow float ) £35
Adult ticket with 50 litre tow float hire (50 litre tow float hire included in price) £40

How to get there


  • Experience takes place outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

Please email back your completed disclaimer/medical form within a week of booking to: gowiththeflowswimming@gmail.com for booking confirmation.

On the day

  • Park along Southville Road. Your hosts will meet you near no. 78
  • Use What3words coordinate to find the meeting location: pools.valley.artichoke
  • Bring swimming costume/trunks, towel, warm layers, a hot drink, hat & good shoes (no flip flops). Wetsuit, goggles & swim hat optional, tow float for visibility.
  • 50lt tow float required for all sea or distant river swims. Hire not included in default price. To hire choose the ticket ‘with 50 litre tow float hire’

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Julie Chilvers

Julie has had a passion for swimming since a young age. She's been open water swimming for 10 years now. Julie is a level 2 swim teacher who loves sharing her knowledge and swimming experience with children and adults and seeing them progress with their swimming abilities. Julie's an open water swim coach and open water lifeguard. In 2021 Sally, Andrea and Julie set up Go With The Flow, Swimming Adventures to share their love for the open water, guiding swimmers in local rivers and the Dorset coast. They're good friends who have been wild swimming together for many years and are fully insured.

Andrea Crowe

Being in the water and swimming is Andrea's 'Happy Place', she can’t remember a time in her life when she hasn’t swum at least a couple of times a week.

Andrea is an experienced wild swimmer with over 12 years of river swimming, the last six years being all year round. In 2017 as Andrea turned 50, she swam at 50 different outdoor swimming spots, the sea, rivers, lakes and lidos in this country and abroad. Having a love and passion for swimming she became a qualified level two swim teacher, an open water swimming coach, and open water lifeguard qualified in emergency first aid and fully insured.

Andrea is an experienced wild swimming guide, having assisted guided swims on The River Wye for the last couple of years, as well as river and sea swims with Go With The Flow. In 2021, together with friends and fellow wild swimmers Sally and Julie, Andrea set up Go With The Flow Swimming Adventures to share their love, passion and knowledge of wild swimming with others.

Sally Hooper

Sally has loved the water ever since she can remember. As a child and teenager she enjoyed competing up to county level. As Sally got older she swam every day for enjoyment and wellbeing. In 2013 she joined a relay team and swam the English Channel. For the last few years, Sally and her husband have been swimming the length of the Dorset coast and have covered over 65 miles.

Sally is a very experienced open water and sea swimmer, with many years of adventures behind her. She's a fully insured Open Water Swimming coach and Open Water Lifeguard, with Open Water Emergency First Aid training. Together with Andrea and Julie, Sally set up Go With The Flow Swimming Adventures. Sally's passionate about swimming outside, in local rivers and around the wonderful Dorset coastline. She wants to share these amazing experiences with other people.

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