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

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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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.