Caroline Clements is writer, editor and creative producer originally from Melbourne. 

New Mexican by birth, Australian by choice, Dillon Seitchik-Reardon is a photographer, writer, and videographer. 

Caroline and Dillon live in the small New South Wales coastal hamlet, Bondi Beach. 

Places We Swim is our ongoing project to explore and document Australia's best beaches, ocean pools, public pools, waterfalls, hot springs, rock pools, lakes, gorges, rivers and any other place that you might take a dip. To be clear, we are not hardcore swimmers, just people that appreciate a great place and want to get others excited about all of the wild beauty that our country has to offer.

The goal of this site is not to be the most comprehensive guide, but to curate the absolute best of every state. Our research is ongoing, so please send us your suggestions.

Our guidelines:

  • places should be eye-poppingly beautiful

  • be enjoyable for all types of people

  • be reasonably safe in good conditions

  • not be prohibitively difficult or expensive to access (Lord Howe Island tourism board, please contact us)

  • be unique to the region

  • be worthy of spending an entire day (ideally, longer)

We hope that seeing all of these beautiful places will inspire you to get out and explore, even if it is just in your own backyard. All it takes is the will to dive in.

We accept commissions and have worked with: Hardie Grant Books, Broadsheet Media, Australian Traveller, A Hotel Life, Tourism and Events Queensland, Green Magazine, Treadlie, and NGV Magazine.