What's inside?

A compilation of stories written by open water swimmers accompanied by some remarkable photographs.


Some swimmers are new to the open water swimming environment, some very accomplished, some share stories of swimming in icy waters, others of swimming marathon distances. Every story expresses a relationship of swimmer to water, their determination, resilience and passion.


The thread that weaves through the book is of how the water provides a container for many emotions, and more often than not for personal growth. Each story captures and shares a little of the wander and thrill of swimming in open water and some even hint at the underlying secrets to being an accomplished open water swimmer!