Swimming

A celebration of swimming: the wild and wonderful Bantham Swoosh

A celebration of swimming: the wild and wonderful Bantham Swoosh

Swimmers took to the chilly waters of the River Avon estuary in Devon last weekend to take part in the Bantham Swoosh – a 6km wild swim to the sea organised by the Outdoor Swimming Society. Carys Matthews takes on the challenge… Taking a deep breath and adjusting my […]

Swimming back to nature

Swimming back to nature

I’ve always been drawn to water and swimming outdoors is one of my favourite summer pastimes. Whether it’s a dip in the sea or one of Britain’s many lakes or rivers, I love getting back to nature when I swim.  However stressful my week has been, once I’ve […]

Training for a water marathon

Training for a water marathon

In September I’m taking on a marathon of the water world – the River Dart 10K swim in Devon. Dart Estuary/Photo credit: Anna Barclay/OSS Wild swimming isn’t for the faint hearted with icy temperatures, choppy waters and strong currents to contend with – but it […]

Rediscovering my love of swimming

Rediscovering my love of swimming

Last weekend I swam in one of my favourite outdoor swimming pools in London – the gorgeous Tooting Bec Lido. At 91.5 metres, Tooting Bec Lido is the largest fresh water pool in London.  Just off the busy main road, the lido is framed by […]