This is a wee blog about some keen, wild, cold water swimmers who swim all year round on the West Coast of Scotland. We enjoy storm swims, nature swims, swim safaris, post-swim food, coastal swims and swimming with friends. Living in Argyll we are in a swimmer’s paradise with countless beautiful unspoilt swimming areas all around.
I started swimming all year round in the sea 6 years ago, encouraged by my friend Lottie. Since then we’ve both completed some challenges (the Gulf of Corrievreckan, UK Cold Water Championships Endurance Event x 2, ChillSwim Lake District Endurance Event) and Lottie has swum the Sound of Jura!
We also swim with a group of triathletes in canals, lochs, rivers and the sea.
Mostly we swim for the sheer pleasure of being immersed in nature, in all seasons and in all weathers and feel our lives are much enriched by this.