Swimming tales of adventure! From lidos to lakes, rivers to the sea, this podcast celebrates the joy of swimming in the great outdoors.
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.
Swimming the Dart 10k
My experience of my first marathon distance swim, swimming the Outdoor Swimming Society’s 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 […]