Tag: swimming

A Mermaid’s Tale!

Laura Evans, aka the St Ives Mermaid, gives us a fascinating insight into her working life and why she will never leave her hometown to mermaid elsewhere

By Glorious

Water World

Record-breaking freediver Alenka Artnik and underwater photographer Daan Verhoeven work in symmetry: we discover her passion for the sport and how those deepwater skills are captured

By Martina Žoldoš

Mária Švarbová

Minimalism, the mundane and a meticulous eye. We speak to the photographer about mining the past and present to architect awe-inspiring sporting scenes

By Ashleigh Kane

Riding A New Wave

Rhonda Harper accidentally found a surf school in Dakar. Now the Californian has made it her home, plans for a bigger and better school and is helping empower local girls for whom surfing was always ‘for the boys’

By Anna Dimond

Marine Dreams

Lexi Laine uses her skill as a freediver to create photographs that focus on women and the beauty of the oceans that are affected by climate change. We talked to her about her work and what inspires her

By Glorious

Waves For All

“The clothing was stopping (women) from enjoying the activity they wanted to do.” Irish surfer Easkey Britton talks about the new Seasuit she helped create with Finisterre; a culturally appropriate outfit which offers freedom to women who wish to surf and swim

By Sam Haddad

Mermaid Life

Glorious meets the fascinating women of Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida to find out what it takes to become a professional mermaid

By Allison Burney

Defying The Odds

“I knew it would be tough: sharks, wind, currents, swell.” In her own words, Lauren Tischendorf explains the inspiration behind her history-making swim

By Lauren Tischendorf

Sub-Zero Heroes

Bubbling hot tubs are the last thing on these women’s minds – they’re all about sub-zero dips in near-frozen lakes. Glorious finds out what motivates them to go to such extremes

By Rachel Ifans

Ice Ice Baby!

“I was dressed as a ‘hairy Highlander’, which seemed like a great idea until I nearly drowned trying to swim in a kilt!” Fearless cold water swimmer Gilly McArthur chats about her love of icy dips and why she thinks more of us should be doing it

By Sian Lewis