Premier Radio – January ’23

| 23rd January 2023

This morning, I chatted to Esther Higham on her show Inspirational Breakfast on Premier Radio.

She was in a warm studio wearing a fluffy jumper and I was at The Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park in my swimming costume.  With an air temperature of -4.5c and a water temperature of 1.5c, we had to smash ice before we got in to swim!

As a lover of finding the country in the city, open water swimming allows me to be immersed in nature along with views of The Shard. Esther and I talked about how I find my swimming good for the body, mind and soul; in the summer, a long swim allows time for quiet contemplation, meditation and prayer, whilst a short dip in the winter focusses the mind on priorities and playing with ice in the water is simply a joyful experience!

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Pia 23rd January 2023 at 2:24 pm

Wow, how cool! Well done, I may start open water swimming this spring… 🙂

Sara Ward 23rd January 2023 at 2:40 pm

I love it!
Be careful in the spring, the water warms with the summer sun – September is the warmest!


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