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6 64 July 2018
Jumping into the weekend like....
Wild swimming gives me butterflies & makes me feel alive. I started really young, perhaps before I could even walk, when my parents would take us hiking in the PyrenΓ©es, swimming through streams, waterfalls and high altitude lakes. Nothing beats that cold rush you feel when you first get in and that cosy, sleepy state when you come out. Perhaps wrapping yourself up in a cosy jumper with a warm cup of tea afterwards almost beats the act itself. I always look up wild swimming spots wherever I go, it's one of those things I'll never stop doing. Cold water cleanses your soul πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨πŸ’™
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Do you have any favourite wild swimming spots? (anywhere in the world!) 🌍
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Ps: this was taken on my trusty iPhone our last trip to Wales with @freyadowson which I am editing at the moment. I can't wait to share this adventure with you! I might even make a little video... 😳
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#shotoniphone #shotoniphone7plus #wildswimming #underwaterphoto #visitwales #riverswimming #wildswimminguk #livethelittlethings #slowliving
22 468 October 2017
Wild swimming gives me butterflies & makes me feel alive. i started really young, perhaps before i could even walk, when my parents would take us hiking in the pyrenées, swimming through streams, waterfalls and high altitude lakes. nothing beats that cold rush you feel when you first get in and that cosy, sleepy state when you come out. perhaps wrapping yourself up in a cosy jumper with a warm cup of tea afterwards almost beats the act itself. i always look up wild swimming spots wherever i go, it's one of those things i'll never stop doing. cold water cleanses your soul πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨πŸ’™
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do you have any favourite wild swimming spots? (anywhere in the world!) 🌍
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ps: this was taken on my trusty iphone our last trip to wales with @freyadowson which i am editing at the moment. i can't wait to share this adventure with you! i might even make a little video... 😳
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#shotoniphone #shotoniphone7plus #wildswimming #underwaterphoto #visitwales #riverswimming #wildswimminguk #livethelittlethings #slowliving
#wildswimminguk #wildswimmingscotland #plymouth love a wee dip πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ
0 17 7 hours ago
#wildswimminguk #wildswimmingscotland #plymouth love a wee dip 🏊‍♀️
Wild swimming off Meifod bridge! @jackpeyton braving the elements
Fancy an Autumnal dip? we have late availability at the Dragon this week check out the link to our website in our bio.
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#wildswimming #wildswimminguk  #traveling  #swimmingpool #swimmingfun #latebreak #getaway #minibreak #wildriverswimming #hoidayfun #welshrivers
2 31 Yesterday
Wild swimming off meifod bridge! @jackpeyton braving the elements
fancy an autumnal dip? we have late availability at the dragon this week check out the link to our website in our bio.
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#wildswimming #wildswimminguk #traveling #swimmingpool #swimmingfun #latebreak #getaway #minibreak #wildriverswimming #hoidayfun #welshrivers
Birthday swim bonanza #4 my first time at Kenwood Ladies Pond. 16Β° and as peaceful as parakeets and an angry coot will allow. Moorhens, pigeons and a heron all in attendance. Hope that the outcome of the City of London consultation on the ladies pond ensures that ALL women will continue to access this beautiful place.
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#lido #outdoorswimming #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #london #hampsteadheath #hampsteadponds #ladiespond #kenwoodladiespond #transwomenarewomen
0 16 3 days ago
Birthday swim bonanza #4 my first time at kenwood ladies pond. 16° and as peaceful as parakeets and an angry coot will allow. moorhens, pigeons and a heron all in attendance. hope that the outcome of the city of london consultation on the ladies pond ensures that all women will continue to access this beautiful place.
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#lido #outdoorswimming #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #london #hampsteadheath #hampsteadponds #ladiespond #kenwoodladiespond #transwomenarewomen
My mermaid sister Charlotte showing off the clarity of the water #underwater #wildswim #wildswimminguk #wildswimming #jurassiccoast #diving #mermaid #portlandbill #britishsummer #dorset
2 15 last month
My mermaid sister charlotte showing off the clarity of the water #underwater #wildswim #wildswimminguk #wildswimming #jurassiccoast #diving #mermaid #portlandbill #britishsummer #dorset
Luuuuuush πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ
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#outdoorswimming #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #seaswimming #happyplace
0 7 5 days ago
Luuuuuush 🏊‍♀️



#outdoorswimming #wildswimming #wildswimminguk #seaswimming #happyplace

@majorthetoom

majorthetoom
After one of the usual morning swims I finally realised why I love open water swimming so much. 
Compared to cycling and running where you get to see everything that surrounds you, in swimming most of the time you’re facing down, only seeing the colour of the sea and a bit of the skies as you lift your head up to breath in.
In a way it’s like swimming with your eyes closed. And with one of your senses kind of shut off - you get to feel the cold water just a little bit more and pay closer attention to each movement you make.
The tiny burning feel you get on your skin from the cold saltwater and the repetitive nature of swimming enables me to reach a somewhat meditative state. -
Photos from Dart 10k. With 1600 swimmers, it’s the highlight of the year in the outdoor swimming world!
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#outdoorswimmingsociety #sharetheswimlove #wildswimminguk #wildswimming #dart10k
0 26 45 minutes ago
After one of the usual morning swims i finally realised why i love open water swimming so much.
compared to cycling and running where you get to see everything that surrounds you, in swimming most of the time you’re facing down, only seeing the colour of the sea and a bit of the skies as you lift your head up to breath in.
in a way it’s like swimming with your eyes closed. and with one of your senses kind of shut off - you get to feel the cold water just a little bit more and pay closer attention to each movement you make.
the tiny burning feel you get on your skin from the cold saltwater and the repetitive nature of swimming enables me to reach a somewhat meditative state. -
photos from dart 10k. with 1600 swimmers, it’s the highlight of the year in the outdoor swimming world!
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#outdoorswimmingsociety #sharetheswimlove #wildswimminguk #wildswimming #dart10k

@redhed_freckles

redhed_freckles
#wildswimminguk #wildswimmingscotland #plymouth love a wee dip πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ
0 17 7 hours ago
#wildswimminguk #wildswimmingscotland #plymouth love a wee dip 🏊‍♀️

@sarahs.corner

sarahs.corner
Kelpie πŸ§œπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #wildswimming
2 55 12 hours ago
Kelpie 🧜🏼‍♀️ #wildswimming

@pink_personal_training

pink_personal_training
Swim and strawberries - dreamy, roll on Friday's sea swim..meanwhile work beckons #pilates #personaltraining  #outdoorswimmingsociety #wildswimming #wildswimminguk
0 12 12 hours ago
Swim and strawberries - dreamy, roll on friday's sea swim..meanwhile work beckons #pilates #personaltraining #outdoorswimmingsociety #wildswimming #wildswimminguk

@wiltshirewildswim

wiltshirewildswim
Our swims are a celebration of, and act of gratitude for, our strong capable bodies.  Bodies are incredible things and it’s all too easy to underestimate their capabilities and reside safely in your comfort zone but that is not how progress is made.
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A 2km swim from Bradford-on-Avon to Avoncliff yesterday, not a lot for some but quite a bit for us.  It took an hour plus a little bit of faffing time at the start as we plodded around BoA in our swimsuits with tow floats attached trying to get into the river (nettles everywhere!). A few raised eyebrows and smiles from the local dog walkers, we must have looked a sight πŸ™„. In the end we had to ask permission to enter at the rowing club and they kindly obliged.
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Once in, the swim was lovely. All the usual sights of nature and we successfully dodged the horse chestnut spiky ball bombs bobbing in the water!  Highlight for me was the tunnel created by a huge tree canopy that we swam under.  All in all a great swim and a very positive experience in a long stretch of local river which lends itself so well to a bit of distance training occasionally.
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Thanks to @eoin.oriordan for the MapMyTracks App in a tow bag recommendation - it worked a treat! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
9 36 13 hours ago
Our swims are a celebration of, and act of gratitude for, our strong capable bodies. bodies are incredible things and it’s all too easy to underestimate their capabilities and reside safely in your comfort zone but that is not how progress is made.
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a 2km swim from bradford-on-avon to avoncliff yesterday, not a lot for some but quite a bit for us. it took an hour plus a little bit of faffing time at the start as we plodded around boa in our swimsuits with tow floats attached trying to get into the river (nettles everywhere!). a few raised eyebrows and smiles from the local dog walkers, we must have looked a sight πŸ™„. in the end we had to ask permission to enter at the rowing club and they kindly obliged.
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once in, the swim was lovely. all the usual sights of nature and we successfully dodged the horse chestnut spiky ball bombs bobbing in the water! highlight for me was the tunnel created by a huge tree canopy that we swam under. all in all a great swim and a very positive experience in a long stretch of local river which lends itself so well to a bit of distance training occasionally.
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thanks to @eoin.oriordan for the mapmytracks app in a tow bag recommendation - it worked a treat! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

@lotties_wild_adventures

lotties_wild_adventures
He did it πŸ• πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ’¦ πŸ‘πŸ»#wildswimming #dogsofinstagram #buscotweir #bestfriend #riverswimming #wildswimminguk
0 16 Yesterday
He did it πŸ• 🏊🏼‍♂️ πŸ’¦ πŸ‘πŸ»#wildswimming #dogsofinstagram #buscotweir #bestfriend #riverswimming #wildswimminguk

@sunnyleameifod

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Wild swimming off Meifod bridge! @jackpeyton braving the elements
Fancy an Autumnal dip? we have late availability at the Dragon this week check out the link to our website in our bio.
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#wildswimming #wildswimminguk  #traveling  #swimmingpool #swimmingfun #latebreak #getaway #minibreak #wildriverswimming #hoidayfun #welshrivers
2 31 Yesterday
Wild swimming off meifod bridge! @jackpeyton braving the elements
fancy an autumnal dip? we have late availability at the dragon this week check out the link to our website in our bio.
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#wildswimming #wildswimminguk #traveling #swimmingpool #swimmingfun #latebreak #getaway #minibreak #wildriverswimming #hoidayfun #welshrivers

@aymmmm_

aymmmm_
I could get used to this! Back to reality after THE best weekend -
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#uktravel #hiking #waterfall #snowdonia #watkin #wildswimminguk
0 48 Yesterday
I could get used to this! back to reality after the best weekend -
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#uktravel #hiking #waterfall #snowdonia #watkin #wildswimminguk

@healthyhappy50

healthyhappy50
β€œWhat does it feel like to swim in the sea? β€œ πŸ˜ŠπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ’™
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I was explaining to someone what it feels like to swim in the sea with my lovely fins & thought you might be interested... πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
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Imagine my brain full of little bright red & orange sparks, πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ popping with ideas & worries ... β€œDid I turn the oven off? I must get the boiler serviced. I’d love to run a marathon. Could I run a marathon? Where’s that book I bought last week? When will I read that book? Blimey, I’m the only person who has still not read that book! I definitely want to go to @surfsnowdonia again. And to Northumberland. But also the Lakes. Ooh I’ll do my @2minutebeachclean. Oh, crumbs, maybe I did leave the oven on..... β€œ πŸ™„
All the tabs, always open ... πŸ™„πŸ™„ 🌊
And then as I gently go into the cold water & have to breathe through the β€œooh it’s chilly”, this beautiful white cloth sprayed with lavender πŸ’œ descends onto my brain and all the sparks are quietened & calmed. πŸ’œThere is a clearing in my mind & gratitude, joy & peace fill it. πŸ’œ

And later the sparks that are just silly fizzle out & the ideas that have value stay. Tabs are closed. Possibilities opened. πŸ’™ πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ And this feeling of clarity, calm & joy can last for days... πŸ’™
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I don’t know if that makes sense at all - but that’s how treading water in the chilly North Sea soothes me. πŸ’œπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ For more wonderful stories on cold water swimming, I really recommend @sportingheads & Sam’s story & also @joeminihane & @bencoxfilm film Waterlog. Beautiful words & photography. πŸŒŠπŸŠπŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ Do you cold water swim? How do you feel after? πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ’œ Have a lovely day! Jo xx πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
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Swimsuit @deakinandblue Leggings & rash top @finisterreuk (Made of microplastics!) ♻️
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#coldwaterswimming #wildswimminguk #outdoorswimmingsociety #outdoorswimming #seaswimmer #seaswimming #northsea #wildswimmer #mentalhealthwarrior #bebodypositive #bopo #bodyconfidence #waexpo2018 #swimming #sheexplores #waterwomen #selfcare #dowhatyoulove #selfcareishealthcare #womeninadventure #womenshealth #womenover50 #midlifewomen #menopause #thisgirlcan #bodyposi #2minutebeachclean #mentalhealth #openwaterswimming #risefierce
57 194 Yesterday
“what does it feel like to swim in the sea? “ 😊🧜‍β™€οΈπŸ’™
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i was explaining to someone what it feels like to swim in the sea with my lovely fins & thought you might be interested... πŸ’™πŸ§œ‍♀️
🌊
🌊
imagine my brain full of little bright red & orange sparks, πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ popping with ideas & worries ... “did i turn the oven off? i must get the boiler serviced. i’d love to run a marathon. could i run a marathon? where’s that book i bought last week? when will i read that book? blimey, i’m the only person who has still not read that book! i definitely want to go to @surfsnowdonia again. and to northumberland. but also the lakes. ooh i’ll do my @2minutebeachclean. oh, crumbs, maybe i did leave the oven on..... “ πŸ™„
all the tabs, always open ... πŸ™„πŸ™„ 🌊
and then as i gently go into the cold water & have to breathe through the “ooh it’s chilly”, this beautiful white cloth sprayed with lavender πŸ’œ descends onto my brain and all the sparks are quietened & calmed. πŸ’œthere is a clearing in my mind & gratitude, joy & peace fill it. πŸ’œ

and later the sparks that are just silly fizzle out & the ideas that have value stay. tabs are closed. possibilities opened. πŸ’™ 🧜‍♀️ and this feeling of clarity, calm & joy can last for days... πŸ’™
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i don’t know if that makes sense at all - but that’s how treading water in the chilly north sea soothes me. πŸ’œπŸ§œ‍♀️ for more wonderful stories on cold water swimming, i really recommend @sportingheads & sam’s story & also @joeminihane & @bencoxfilm film waterlog. beautiful words & photography. 🌊🏊🏼‍♂️ do you cold water swim? how do you feel after? 🧜‍β™€οΈπŸ’œ have a lovely day! jo xx 🧜‍♀️
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swimsuit @deakinandblue leggings & rash top @finisterreuk (made of microplastics!) ♻️
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#coldwaterswimming #wildswimminguk #outdoorswimmingsociety #outdoorswimming #seaswimmer #seaswimming #northsea #wildswimmer #mentalhealthwarrior #bebodypositive #bopo #bodyconfidence #waexpo2018 #swimming #sheexplores #waterwomen #selfcare #dowhatyoulove #selfcareishealthcare #womeninadventure #womenshealth #womenover50 #midlifewomen #menopause #thisgirlcan #bodyposi #2minutebeachclean #mentalhealth #openwaterswimming #risefierce

@mamacrow73

mamacrow73
Today I felt so lucky to be living in a world full of sun and sea and love and free medical treatment
#punk #punkGirl #punkHair #rainbowHairClub #beachBaby #wildswimminguk #saveournhs #HomeEd  #freeRangeChildren #Hoof
0 20 2 days ago
Today i felt so lucky to be living in a world full of sun and sea and love and free medical treatment
#punk #punkgirl #punkhair #rainbowhairclub #beachbaby #wildswimminguk #saveournhs #homeed #freerangechildren #hoof