Swimming tales of adventure! From lidos to lakes, rivers to the sea, this podcast celebrates the joy of swimming in the great outdoors.
P B Hughes: Courage from cold water
P B Hughes is a cold water swimmer and poet from London. In this episode she describes the courage needed to attempt cold water swimming, and observes that this courage is something she's been able to take strength in during difficult times. She also describes the parallels between cold water swimming and her creative work.
P B finishes the episode by sharing a couple of her poems.
Tamsin Calidas: I am an island
Tamsin Calidas followed her dream of moving from London to a remote Scottish island. Relocating and adjusting to island life wasn’t without its challenges, and Tamsin shares how sea swimming and finding a bond with nature has helped her overcome those difficult times, and has now started to inspire her creative work. I love how Tamsin describes […]
Shannon Keegan: In search of Memphre
Shannon Keegan has a personal relationship with Lake Memphremagog. It's the place that inspired her to take part in her first open water swim event, and where she caught the wild swimming bug, so it's no surprise it's somewhere that she's returned to multiple times since. In this episode she talks about swimming across the 25 mile lake in search of Memphre - the mythical lake creature who lives there.
Shannon speaks in such a real and honest way about swimming, from the nerves before her first event, to what it felt like as she stepped into the water at nighttime for her 25 mile swim.
Through her work at Intrepid Water, Shannon helps other people find that same love of outdoor swimming, and shes' been documenting the experiences of endurance swimmers through Marathon Swim Stories.
Swimming the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz
I share my once in a lifetime experience of swimming from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz. Not quite the route of the legendary swim from the prison, but close enough (I’ll have to go back one day!) I can’t swim right now due to lockdown conditions, but I can reminisce about swimming! From being […]
Sara Barnes: Winter swimming
Lake District swimmer Sara Barnes shares why winter swimming means so much to her.
Sara started cold water swimming as therapy and as way to continue to experience her beloved Lake District landscape.
In this episode she talks about how the bravery needed to get into the water in the colder months pays off when you swim under a rainbow, as well as how to warm back up again after a swim.
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.
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Loving your podcasts - discovered open water swimming last April and did a mile event in the summer of 2019. Looking forward to Coniston in September and many more in the years to come.
The stories on your podcasts are truly inspiring and give hope to all. Love them.
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.
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.