10 episodes

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

Wild Swim Podcast Wild Swim Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

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

    Alice Vodden: Outdoor Swimming and Public Health

    Alice Vodden: Outdoor Swimming and Public Health

    Alice Vodden joins me to talk about the role outdoor swimming could play in public health.

    • 27 min
    Kerry Andrew: SKIN

    Kerry Andrew: SKIN

    Author Kerry Andrew joins me to talk about SKIN, a story of mystery, myths and - of course - swimming.

    • 25 min
    Swimming during a pandemic

    Swimming during a pandemic

    COVID-19 put many things on hold, including swimming, with many people unable to access the water. So what's it been like for wild swimmers? In this episode I speak to swimmers about their experiences, including those who put training on hold, and those who started wild swimming for the first time.

    • 28 min
    Lenka Janiurek: Watermarks

    Lenka Janiurek: Watermarks

    Lenka Janiurek joins me to discuss her memoir "Watermarks: Life, Death and Swimming", and shares how water and swimming empowered her to write about her remarkable life.



    We talk about how swimming has given Lenka strength, and has helped her when facing life’s challenges by providing a chance to be playful and gain a fresh perspective.



    Lenka is a writer and sea swimmer based in Wales



    Please note that this episode includes some references to domestic violence

    • 29 min
    Jo Jones: If you never try, you'll never know

    Jo Jones: If you never try, you'll never know

    In 2020, Jo Jones took on the Bristol Channel, following in the footsteps of Kathleen Thomas, the first person to cross the Channel almost 100 years earlier. But things didn't go to plan, and with the open water swimming season coming to a close, a broken boat and bad weather put the swim under threat.



    Jo talks through the lessons learnt over her journey, from the resilience needed to bounce back after disappointment, to how her mindset of 'just enjoy the swim' led to her setting the fastest time for the crossing, which has caused her to reevaluate her own abilities.

    • 38 min
    P B Hughes: Courage from cold water

    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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Catey_Mac ,

Really Interesting & Informative Too

As a new wild swimmer I stumbled across this podcast. It is great. Humorous. Moving to hear of the speakers experiences in the water. I’ve learnt a lot, heard about swims I’ve added to my ever growing list. More please - keep them coming! Thank you 😊

not happy with pegusus ,

Inspirational

I’ve become more determined to find a wild swimming community to join.

Quinny-big ,

Swim

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.

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