A couple of years ago I was privileged to be featured in this fabulous article in Top Sante magazine.

The article covers some of the incredible benefits of wild swimming, how empowering it is, and how us women are leading the way. There’s also some great tips and advice on doing it safely - whilst having fun and reaping the rewards available.

You can read the full article here, and I’ve included my snippet below for convenience!

Six years ago, I took up stand-up paddleboarding, but soon realised I loved falling and jumping in the water just as much as being on the water. There weren’t many organised open water groups back then, but when we moved to Lincolnshire, I vowed to swim several times a week in the sea, lakes, and the River Nene.


I’d known about the cold-water athlete, ‘The iceman’ Wim Hof, for a few years, but in March 2019 I took the Wim Hof Fundamentals training course to give me the confidence to swim in cold temperatures. The course ensured I overcame any fear of the cold while remaining respectful of its force.


As a qualified meditation teacher and owner of The well-Being Alchemist, I depend on wild swimming for my wellbeing just as much as meditation. At one point in lockdown, I couldn’t swim for a month and I felt nowhere near as good in myself.


It connects my mind and body and is a totally immersive experience, which leaves me feeling a genuine high for the rest of my day.

Wild swimming is great for wellbeing, but it’s also about camaraderie and cake! There’s always cake and a hot drink after a dip and I love my swimming buddies and the sense of community built on the shared exhilaration of being in the water.”