Anne-Marie Ward talks

This is an interview Anne-Marie Ward gave to Priority Sport where she describes her love of open water swimming and how she deals with the challenges she takes on. Anne-Marie restarted swimming at the age of 35 and decided to take on one of the world’s toughest recognised channel swims, the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland. It took her four attempts and two visits to the hospital due to the amount of jellyfish stings she endured. She then took up ice swimming and this summer took part in a Bering Strait relay crossing.

She comes from the north west of Ireland where the coastline is spectacular and the water crystal clear. You’ll want to swim there when you see this.

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I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year and I provide one-to-one support to swimmers through Swim Mentoring.