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You can now swim in ponds, rivers, and oceans with this Stardew Valley mod

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I can't imagine the fatigue of working on the farm during Stardew Valley's sweltering Summers, so why not give your pixelated farmer a bit of a break? With this Stardew Valley mod simply called 'Swim' (opens in new tab), you can now take a refreshing dip in Pelican Town's various cooling waters. Created by aedenthorn (opens in new tab), this mod lets you swim anywhere where there is water, meaning you can now jump into any river, pond, lake and ocean you choose.

To begin swimming, you need to approach any pool of water, press the J key and your character will switch into swimwear and jump right in. And that's not even the best part—not only can you now traverse water, this mod also lets you dive beneath the surface of the ocean and mountain lake. 

When you dive, you're given a huge breath meter based on your character's stamina, giving you plenty of time to explore. You can pick up items from the ocean floor like shells, algae, sea urchins, and treasure chests. You can use tools underwater too, that lets you mine for precious materials that you run into. You'll also befriend a group of curious fishes who follow you around as you explore. 

If you want to try this Stardew Valley swim mod, check out its Nexus mod page (opens in new tab) with more information about how to download it. If you're after other fantastic mods check out our best Stardew Valley mods (opens in new tab) list.  A couple of my favourite mods have been the mod that adds six new cute stores (opens in new tab) to the base game, and a mod that adds a cosy cafe run by twins (opens in new tab).

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.