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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.

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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.

    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
    Tamsin Calidas: I am an island

    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 […]

    • 42 min
    Shannon Keegan: In search of Memphre

    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.

    • 44 min
    Swimming the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz

    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 […]

    • 13 min
    Sara Barnes: Winter swimming

    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.

    • 39 min
    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.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Great Lakes Runner-Swimmer ,

Inspiring & and informative

Jade s a great interviewer. She shard her enthusiasm for outdoor swimming by inviting guests with unique perspectives and experiences. She asks questions from an Insider’s view but gives them space to share their stories.

MtnBrookie ,

I accidentally reviewed this swim podcast ( never heard it

I tried to correct it by cutting pasting my review where it belonged but it stayed here ( it also made no sense bc it refers to an episode on the other podcast that inspired me ( didn’t want to confuse anyone !
I’m sure this is a good podcast but not too many in the US so I’ll leave this review

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