Tag: wild swimming

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

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

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

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

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

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

Below-Zero Hero

“I work with the water, not against it.” Manhattan’s famed ice swimmer Jaimie Monahan talks about her attitude to swimming, and why it works for her 

By Annabel Herrick

Ethereal Beauty

Photographer Zena Holloway produces uniquely stunning underwater shots. And now her passion for the ocean and the natural environment has led to her creation of dramatic clothing sculpted from roots

By Glorious

Taking The Plunge

The ritual of a freshwater dip is healing for many. We speak to Wonderful Wild Women about community, courage and braving the cold

By Annabel Herrick

Cold Comfort

Women are discovering the benefits of swimming outdoors for their health and mental wellbeing. A new gallery of portraits by Nikki McClarron for WaterAid celebrates those who are taking the plunge

By Sian Lewis