Episode 5 of Downstream out now - our audio series for outdoor swimmers

Downstream 5

This month we listen to Double Entendre Day on the Dordogne, a short story written by John Weller and Lola Cusan, authors of Wild Swimming Spain, read by Benedict Carmedy.

Jini Reddy reads from her book Wanderland: A Search for Magic in the Landscape, which has been Shortlisted for the 2020 Wainwright Prize for nature writing.

Sarah Kennedy Norquoy reads from Salt On My Skin, her account of a year of wild swimming in Orkney seas to help deal with the grief of her mother’s dementia diagnosis.

And finally we hear two extracts from Ask Me Why I'm Stood Here: A Bristol Channel Swim Tale by Alec Richardson.

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Issue 47 March 2021

  • Swimming with MND - How Alex Francis is redefining adventure with a regime of cold water swimming
  • New Horizons - Meet lockdown's army of new swimmers
  • On the Dry Side - How other sports can support your swimming.
  • UK Travel - Wild swim walks in Cornwall
  • The Native Origins of Freestyle - how white people named a style of swimming indigenous people had mastered millennia before

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