Is it written anywhere in Halacha that one is not allowed to swim alone? I recall once seeing it in the Rambam but can't seem to find it. Thank you

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    It's generally a common-sense good practice, but the Rambam? Hm... the usual places for safety recommendations are Personality Traits Ch. 4 and Murderer & Preservation of Life, Chs. 11-12. I didn't see it in either of those.
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I do not recall seeing anything about swimming alone; besides for the standard Mitzva to protect your health/life.

However it is mentioned that one should not sleep alone in a room and that one should not walk alone (on deserted road) at night. (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 33:7 and 71:2)

  • One shouldn't sleep alone in a room? What if you are single, or your spouse is away over night, to say nothing of people who have their own room in all kinds of other circumstances? Jun 28, 2011 at 15:10
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    – Double AA
    Jun 23, 2014 at 18:02
  • I do not see in KSA 33:7, which is about reading the Torah, anything about sleeping alone or walking alone. KSA 71:2 does warn against sleeping alone. And on that I can ask my question. But there is nothing about walking alone in either place. Jun 24, 2014 at 21:38

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