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We believe swimming is more than just a past-time, it's about ecology, creativity, conquering personal demons and redefining the limits of endurance. We’re Hunter and Vicki, two London based outdoor swimmers who met while training to swim the English Channel in 2019. Our podcast is about the heroes, the eccentrics, the spaces, the untold stories and adventures of wild swimming.

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We believe swimming is more than just a past-time, it's about ecology, creativity, conquering personal demons and redefining the limits of endurance. We’re Hunter and Vicki, two London based outdoor swimmers who met while training to swim the English Channel in 2019. Our podcast is about the heroes, the eccentrics, the spaces, the untold stories and adventures of wild swimming.

    Access: Series 2 Episode 5

    Access: Series 2 Episode 5

    This month Hunter is joined by guest presenter Omie Dale to discuss access and inclusion in aquatics. 



    We hear from bathing historian George Townsend about sociological barriers, such as gender and race, in the 19th century. Omie talks to the founder of Swimunity, whose mission is to make the joy of swimming accessible to all communities following the Grenfell Tower disaster. And Vicki has a special report on the state of disability in open water aquatics. 

    • 33 min
    The Mind: Series 2 Episode 4

    The Mind: Series 2 Episode 4

    Hunter and Vicki delve into The Mind. The mind can be your best friend and your worst enemy on a long swim. It can soothe and wash away your troubles; it can also disrupt and ruin your flow.

    In this episode we meet Cliff Golding; after 5 years and 6 failed attempts Cliff finally tamed his demons and successfully crossed the English Channel - he tells us his secret. Sarah Kennedy Norquoy lives in the Orkney isles and tells us how swimming helped her recover from grief and we catch up with Mental Health Swims about raising mental health awareness. Last but not least, we speak to two Paralympian's about their mental health journeys in the lead-up to Tokyo.

    • 42 min
    Journeys: Series 2 Episode 3

    Journeys: Series 2 Episode 3

    Vicki and Mikey explore Journeys. We hear from Cath Pendleton, who holds the Guinness World Record for the Most Southerly Ice Swim (female) in Antarctica, but she also likes Mermaiding and chitty chatting.  Mikey leaps out of his sound booth to present this week and speaks to Sal Minty-Gravett, the oldest woman to do a 2-way English Channel swim. John Coningham-Rolls from SwimQuest tells us all about his passion for empowering people to start their swimming journey and stop punching below their weight. We all did a Pier to Pier swim and Hunter pops in to tell his story. Finally Vicki wants to follow her father down the River Avon on a very special Journey.

    • 36 min
    The Environment : Series 2 Episode 2

    The Environment : Series 2 Episode 2

    Vicki and Fiona - our guest presenter - explore The Environment. We hear from Owen Hayman, a man who loves swimming in Reservoirs, on his mission to open up more water for us all to swim in whilst being kind to the environment. We catch up again with Calum McLean in the highlands of Scotland who finds awe in this magnificent scenery and is desperate to preserve it. We also bring you reports about the health of the sea from Papua New Guinea, a re-wilding project from East London and a Channel swimmer with a passion for collecting litter. Plus loads of ideas for great environmental projects to follow.

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    • 41 min
    UNCERTAINTY: Series 2 Episode 1

    UNCERTAINTY: Series 2 Episode 1

    SwimOut is back!

    Vicki and Hunter are back for a second series exploring 'Uncertainty'. We hear from Jaimie Monahan doyenne of Ice swimming, about how she coped and what kept her occupied whilst stuck on Manhattan in 2020. We catch up with Steve and Norma talking about their fabulous entertaining Webinars which educated us on the technicalities of sea swimming. We also have Emma France from Dover Channel Training about how to cope with the uncertainty that IS the English Channel challenge.

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    • 42 min
    Episode 8: ICE

    Episode 8: ICE

    ICE is the topic Vicki and Hunter explore, in this, the final episode of Series 1. 

    We hear from Jaimie Monaghan doyenne of Ice swimming, Ram Barkai who set up International Ice Swimming Association and Rostislav Vitek the fastest ice miler. We also meet Attila Manyoki, the fastest man to complete the Oceans Seven challenge who was hospitalised after a North Channel swim with hypothermia.

    Helen Smith helps Vicki prepare for an Ice mile swim next year and we hear from our listeners around the world about why they love ice swimming.

    It's ICEY !!

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    • 47 min

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