Winter Drawers On, by Nancy Farmer
EXTRA,  FEATURES,  January 2024

Water drawn

From Medusa drying her snakes with a hairdryer to the difficulties of putting your pants on in the cold, Nancy Farmer’s artwork perfectly captures the fun, hilarity and comradeship of cold-water swimming.

A cat sits in a recycling box behind artist Nancy Farmer as I speak with her over Zoom from her home in Somerset.

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Jonathan is a year-round skins swimmer with a particular love of very cold water. He has competed in ice swimming competitions around the world. He is a qualified open water coach with a particular love of introducing new swimmers to the open water.