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Swim Wild Podcast

Welcome to the Swim Wild podcast - a project I created for and with theĀ  wild swimming community between 2018 and 2021. Interviewing members of our tribe about iconic swims, personal challenges, the friends they have made, the impact on their health and well being and finding a deeper connection with the natural world. Testing out the theory that, whenever and wherever we swim outside, we "emerge from the water better versions of ourselves".

The last episode will air in July 2021. After that, all 80 episodes will be available on podcast platforms until 31st December 2021. After that they will be archived, but will all still be available to play from this website.

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The podcast music and dreamy intro is by Beccy Owen

Recent episodes

You can find the back catalogue of episodes wherever you download your podcasts from, but here are the most recent..

Podcast guest Kelly in swimsuit with robe over the top, walking arms open towards the camera, on the beach

Episode 78

Kelly Gustafson

Swimming in Puget Sound, Seattle

Kelly talks about swimming in Seattle, how the water never gets 'warm' and why there is a jellyfish issue year round.

leave it behind

Episode 80

Filipa Vance

This Girl Can team @ Henley Swim

A brilliant guest for our last ever episode. Filipa talks about the immense challenges that led her to apply to be part of the This Girl Can team at this year's Henley Swim

Podcast guest Richelle jumping into the sea with caption Dopamine Dunk #WPC4YOPD

Episode 79

Richelle Flanagan

Dopamine Dunkers fundraiser #WPC4YOPD

In the penultimate ever episode of the podcast, Richelle talks about getting a diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson's Disease and why it is so important to raise money to enable others with the same diagnosis to go to the next Parkinson's World Congress in Barcelona in 2022.

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