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Swimming speeds reduced when wearing armor. Heavy armor reduces speed more than light. Skinny dipping results in faster swimming. Great for roleplaying.

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This mod gives the player speed penalties for wearing clothing/armor when swimming. Heavy armor reduces swim speed more than light armor.

Swim naked - it's fastest. Excellent for roleplaying.

I thought the default swim speeds were way too fast compared to real life.

I called it Better Swimming instead of realistic swimming, because it's not perfect.

Speed breakdown:

Wearing anything: -10%
Heavy armor: -40% (any item)
Light armor: -25% (any item) (doesn't stack with heavy armor)

Additionally, your inventory weight compared to your carry weight will influence your swim speed as well, up to 40% slower (30% for Argonians) at max capacity.

Wearing heavy armor fully loaded = -80% swim speed

Argonians (and anyone with the active waterbreathing effect) bypass the armor slow downs, so the slowest you could be while waterbreathing is -40% (-30% for Argonians).

If you drop all your stuff by the shore (or in the water) and go skinny dipping, you suffer no penalties.

Feedback wanted.

Put esp in Data folder
Put pex files in Scripts folder (3)
PSC files are included in Source folder (3)

Remove above files


Please edit, redistribute, and make derivative works. I would appreciate credit. I'm sure someone out there can make swim speeds more realistic.

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