The Art of Wild Swimming

Monday 15 November | 19-19:45

Panel Event / Author Reading Adults

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Join photographer Anna Deacon and writer Vicky Allan for a talk about their books The Art of Wild Swimming: Scotland and Taking the Plunge: The Healing Power of Wild Swimming for the Mind, Body and Soul. We'll be chatting with Anna and Vicky about their favourite outdoor wild swimming spots and asking them for their top tips. Join in with the audience Q&A and find out how to be the safest, most joyous and invigorated wild swimmer you can be.

Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan are friends who met through wild swimming. They then decided to go on an adventure in the UK's open waters. Their first book, Taking The Plunge, is full of life-affirming personal stories, breathtaking images of scenery and swimmers and practical advice on how wild swimming works and how to get started. The Art of Wild Swimming: Scotland (26 October 2021) is an all-encompassing practical guide to wild swimming. With a focus on sustainability and responsible tourism, this book brings together some of the most invigorating and rewarding wild swim spots around the country.


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