Taking the Plunge: The Healing Power of Wild Swimming

On Tuesday 12th November we will be joined by wild swimming photographer Anna Deacon & journalist Vicky Allan, for the London launch of their book Taking the Plunge: The Healing Power of Wild Swimming.

Told through the incredible stories and breath-taking photos of those who wild swim, alongside the knowledge, experience and latest science from psychologists, physiologists and other experts, Taking the Plunge not only shows how wild swimming can benefit both physical and mental health, but also how newcomers – of all ages and abilities – can best get started.

Find out how wild swimming really works, from a swimming instructor’s practical advice on what to wear and how to keep safe and warm, as well as the compelling and moving personal stories of people from all walks of life.  Discover the ways in which open water swimming and cold-water immersion have benefitted those with chronic pain, grief, loss, depression, stress and anxiety, and introduced them to the supportive, energising and truly inclusive wild swimming community.