I have a 1 year old female Border Collie and we tried her for the first time in water, not quite swimming, more splashing around. We went to Foots Cray Lake, Sidcup, Kent. It was good for her and probably will go again now that she is more obedient. Does anyone know of any other local safe swimming areas for dogs? I live South East London, closer to Dartford, Kent than London itself.