Everyone at the lake was staring at us. I guess it’s human nature, when you hear a blood curdling scream to stop and stare. My 8-year-old son was screaming like he was in an audition for Jaws, and my 7-year-old daughter was swimming out to the middle of the lake, laughing hysterically at the excitement […]Continue reading "The Miracle by Emma Callanan"
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?"
Thanks to Choice Hotel Group, all new Me and the Water members from July 10 to August 16 will be entered into a prize draw to win a hotel break and family Open Water activity From coast to coast, Choice Hotel Group hotels are located in the popular cities of Galway and Dublin, as well […]Continue reading "Choice Hotel Group New Member Offer"
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"