We're running a competition for Me and the Water members in July and August and asking them to tell us the story of their Swim Group in 200 words, so to help them out, we've got our resident journalist Jessica Lamb to jot down some top tips!Continue reading "Tips For Writing Your Swim Story"
We’re giving Me and the Water members the chance to WIN a photo-shoot worth €500 for their Swim Group, complete with Me and the Water goodies! This photo-shoot will take place at your local swim spot and will provide you with memories to last a life-time! We’ll also feature some of the photos on Me…...Continue reading "WIN a photo-shoot for your Swim Group!"
Want to know how to reduce the amount of plastics supporting your swims, and ditch those dreaded single-use plastics? Read on for marine biologist Finn van der Aar’s tips.Continue reading "Can We Make Open Water Swimming Plastic-Free?"
Water is our solace, and swimming is our meditation. We thrive on it, but is our impact on these environments as positive as the impact they have on us?Continue reading "Is Your Wild Swimming Actually Eco Friendly?"
Sarah Kerrigan lives for her time in the sea with friends and family, drinking in nature, and enjoying a low impact exercise where her (dis)ability isn’t a factor.Continue reading "Once the leg is off – the craic and chats are go!"
History, nature writing and the Troubles. Kerri ni Dochartaigh’s new book recounts how nature and swimming kept her sane and helped her heal. By Ella Foote for Outdoor Swimmer Magazine Heaven and earth, the Celtic saying goes, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter. They are places that…...Continue reading "Thin Places – an interview with swimming author Kerri ni Dochartaigh"
I HAVE been lost several times in my life. Twice people so close to me have passed away suddenly, leaving this numbness inside that made memories hurt.
Even the glowing, vintage thoughts of building sandcastles with Mam on that wonderful Inchydoney beach.Continue reading "Water reconnected me to living – Caitriona Kehily"
THERE is deeply ingrained shyness and pessimism within me, that can only be cleaned by sea water.
Growing up, my confidence was any old horse, or my dog. When I went anywhere attached to them, it was like a superhero cloak.Continue reading "The sea is my cape – Jessica Lamb"
Last July, the Black Castle Swimmers sought solace in the sea, and themselves. They set themselves a challenge. This is the story of that challenge.
🌊 This is what Open Water swimming is about. You. Friends. Water…
Last July, the Black Castle Swimmers sought solace in the sea, and themselves. They set themselves a challenge. This is the story of that challenge. 🌊 This is what Open Water swimming is about. You. Friends. Water…Continue reading "Meet. . .The Black Castle Swimmers"