Lisa George: Come Dive With Me - A Beginners Exploration into the Deep Blue

I have always loved swimming and being in the water; there is something wonderful about being weightless in this strange environment – the closest you can get to flying under your own power. You can also encounter some of the largest marine animals who can easily out-manoeuvre you in an instant and many could kill you just as quickly but choose not to out of curiosity or acceptance of the bubbling stranger floating by. I never really learned how to swim properly as my father taught me,...

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Behind 'Swimming Through Winter', written by Kirrilee Bracht

Voyage; a long journey involving travel by sea or space

I recently completed a five month voyage.  I travelled by sea.  In the sea in fact.  The passage took me through the season.  For the first time, I swam during the winter months in the ocean on the New South Wales South Coast, in Australia. 

The only equipment that I needed I already owned.  As a swimmer, I seem to have a limitless amount of swimming caps ranging from the lovely comfortable silicone ones to...

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Tonic of the Sea - a story of recovery with Katie Maggs

“Being in open water, there is something about the fact that you’re quite ‘away’ from other things. You get that feeling of being ‘inside’ nature, you’re immersed in it. All of the things that I lost through burnout or stress and anxiety - feeling brave, feeling capable, feeling physically strong, mentally strong, being able to have fun and enjoy something - swimming is what brought all of those things back. If you can manage to get into the sea in...

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