11 episodes

Swimming tales of adventure! From lidos to lakes, rivers to the sea, this podcast celebrates the joy of swimming in the great outdoors.

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Swimming tales of adventure! From lidos to lakes, rivers to the sea, this podcast celebrates the joy of swimming in the great outdoors.

    Matt Williams: Swimming the Lakes

    Matt Williams: Swimming the Lakes

    Adventurer Matt Williams on his incredible challenge to be the first person to swim every lake in the Lake District!Matt shares his feelings ahead of the challenge - and how he needs more socks! Then we catch up again to find out how he got on, and the unexpected highs and lows on the journey.Matt's raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MattWilliamsDoesSomeStuff

    • 49 min
    Swimming the Dart 10k

    Swimming the Dart 10k

    My experience of my first marathon swim, swimming the Dart 10k from (very early!) start to finish. I got really lucky with perfect conditions that definitely made it easier than it could have been. In this episode I talk about the highs and lows of the swim and my thoughts on finishing the challenge.I'm still accepting sponsorship: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jades-dart10k  

    • 11 min
    Training for the Dart 10k

    Training for the Dart 10k

    With the Dart 10k a week away, I share my training story. From a reality check from Karen Smith, to trying not to hate my wetsuit, and how I'm feeling about the event now it's here (eek!)

    • 14 min
    Simon Griffiths: Training for swim events

    Simon Griffiths: Training for swim events

    Simon Griffiths (Outdoor Swimmer magazine) shares his advice for swim events, and his training for his upcoming 21km swim along a lake in Sweden.

    • 27 min
    Karen Smith: The power of community

    Karen Smith: The power of community

    Karen Smith is a strong advocate for the positive effect that swimming can have on mental health and believes learning to swim has changed her life.In this episode, Karen talks about the community at her lido, Parliament Hill, and how she's found friends across the country through a shared passion for swimming.

    • 30 min
    Your first outdoor swim

    Your first outdoor swim

    If you're thinking of going for your first outdoor swim, it can seem pretty daunting. In this episode I talk about how I overcame my fears and got in the water for my first ever outdoor swim, plus the advice and tips I've picked up since then - including how to deal with monsters.If you like the podcast, please rate it and subscribe!

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

WildWeaver53 ,

Worthing Sea swimmer

Just caught up with your brilliant podcast. Thank you so much for spreading the word... I’m in my 60’s and reconnecting with swimming again in the sea at the bottom of my garden (very lucky). You inspire me to connect on social media too.

louswims ,

Captures the essence of outdoor swimming

Jade’s podcasts perfectly capture what we all love about and why we are all utterly hooked on outdoor swimming. I love the enthusiasm and happiness we can hear in her voice and she paints wonderful pictures with her words.

Kaz Smith ,

Love this podcast!

Just love these podcasts... Jade really loves outdoor swimming and her enthusiasm is so apparent. I love listening to these on my commute to work

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