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Embers Aquatics releases dates for new International Swim Film Festival

To celebrate the recent growth in outdoor swimming, Embers Aquatics has launched a new International Swim Film Festival focused solely on sharing swimmers’ stories from around the world. The event will feature short films and guest speakers assembled to inspire all open water swimmers, whether you’re just starting out or an experienced marathon swimmer.

Full details of films and speakers will be published shortly. Meanwhile, Embers Aquatics has booked the following dates and venues to give swimmers as much chance as possible to book the festival into their diaries.

  • Sat 22 June, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
  • Tues 25 June, Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
  • Sat 13 July, National Museum, Cardiff
  • Tues 16 July, Brunel Museum, London
  • Friday 19 July, RNLI, Poole

More dates and venues to be added in the North of England very soon.

Embers is a Social Enterprise based in the UK that trains swimming teachers and water safety champions in developing countries. 97% drownings happen in developing countries with 372,000 people drowning every year – equivalent to someone drowning every 80 seconds. All profits from the film festival will fund Embers International Work.

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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.