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Apple #1 Swimming Podcast in the UK "The Joy of Swimming" hosted by Pat Kelman. The podcast is a series of conversations with open water and sea swimmers, capturing the atmosphere and the excitement of cold water swimming.

Apple #1 Swimming Podcast in the UK "The Joy of Swimming" hosted by Pat Kelman. The podcast is a series of conversations with open water and sea swimmers, capturing the atmosphere and the excitement of cold water swimming.

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United Kingdom

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Apple #1 Swimming Podcast in the UK "The Joy of Swimming" hosted by Pat Kelman. The podcast is a series of conversations with open water and sea swimmers, capturing the atmosphere and the excitement of cold water swimming.

Language:

English


Episodes

Emotional Support from Cold Water with Clare Flaxen

6/5/2021
In this episode Pat Kelman is joined by Coach and Therapist Clare Flaxen. In this conversation we talk about the emotional benefits of cold water swimming, the joy of Parliament Hill Lido and Pond swimming. Resources mentioned in this episode Clare Flaxen websiteClare Flaxen on InstagramClare Flaxen on Facebook If you have enjoyed this episode, please: Joy of Swimming Discussion Group

Duration:00:42:17

Making AGAINST THE TIDES - swimming the Oceans Seven with Beth French and Stefan Stuckert

2/17/2021
Pat Kelman is joined by British marathon swimmer and world record holder Beth French and BAFTA nominated film maker Stefan Stuckert to discuss their film AGAINST THE TIDES. Against the Tides is available on Demand from March 1st 2021 in the UK and the US. Details on www.againstthetidesfilm.com The film documents Beth's attempt to swim across seven of the world's most dangerous sea channels - an extreme challenge called OCEANS SEVEN. For open-sea swimmers it’s the ultimate test; very few...

Duration:00:50:12

Swimming in Unusual Spaces with Laura Godtschalk

1/21/2021
This episode explores finding unusual lake and river spaces for cold water swimming with Laura Godtschalk, from "landlocked Leicester". In this conversation we talk about finding those unusual swimming spots and how to make sure you're swimming safely. We also take a detour into sea swimming with seals, and how in Australia seals are a great way to detect the presence of sharks! We also hear this week's "Review of the Week" Episode Topics Resources mentioned in this...

Duration:00:40:02

The Leigh on Sea Bluetits Community with Lisa Monger and Jenny Bier

1/16/2021
This episode explores community and body confidence with Lisa Monger and Jenny Bier of the Leigh on Sea Bluetits chill swimming group. In this conversation we talk about the formation of the group, the philosophy behind the community and also have lots of fun talking about what it actually feels like to get into freezing cold water for pleasure. Episode Topics Resources mentioned in this episode Bluetits Chill SwimmersFacebook If you have enjoyed this episode, please: my newsletterJoy...

Duration:00:39:08

Pauline Barker - Mama Bear - and the annual Polar Bear Challenge

1/12/2021
This episode is positively bursting with swimming goodness. Pat Kelman is joined by Pauline Barker, known as Mama Bear to her numerous UK Facebook tribes, who is the creator of the hugely popular Polar Bear Challenge. In this conversation she talks about long distance cold water swimming, the origins of the challenge, the amazing communities she has created online and also shares invaluable tips on staying safe and enjoying cold water swimming all the year round. We also have our regular...

Duration:00:44:33

Swimming the English Channel (La Manche) with Claire Brumby

1/10/2021
In this inspirational and exciting episode Pat Kelman is joined by Business Coach and cross-channel swimmer Claire Brumby. During a far-ranging conversation they talk about confidence, breaking out of comfort zones, swimming in a relay team from Dover to Calais, and Pat comes to terms with allowing listeners to hear more of "him" in the conversations. We also hear a letter from a listener in Minnesota and our Review of the Week. Episode Topics Resources mentioned in this episode Claire...

Duration:00:37:17

Laughter and Grieving with Imogen Tinkler

1/5/2021
In this powerful and moving episode Pat Kelman is joined by Imogen Tinkler from Whitstable Blue Tits. During a far-ranging conversation they talk about travel, Imogen's swimming experiences, and also how her relationship with the water helped her deal with the loss of her daughter. Episode Topics Resources mentioned in this episode Whitstable BluetitsBangers and BallsGirls Gone Wild Swimming If you have enjoyed this episode, please: my newsletterJoy of Swimming Discussion Group...

Duration:00:43:20

Creating the Cornwall OWLS community with Sharky Sian and fun & enthusiasm with Kathy King

1/4/2021
A double interview episode featuring conversations with Sharky Sian, organiser of the Cornwall OWLS group, and with Kathy King from Wild Wonder and Wisdom. Recorded on location at Porthpean Beach in Cornwall, the conversations cover community building, using swimming to cope with illness, the Polar Bear Challenge, and using open water swimming as a component of working with young people. Episode Topics Resources mentioned in this episode Cornwall OWLS Facebook groupSharky Sian...

Duration:00:49:15

Sarah Kennedy Norquoy and the power of processing emotion and grief through cold water swimming

1/1/2021
Sarah Kennedy Norquoy is the author of the swimming memoir "Salt On My Skin", and she joins Pat Kelman in a compelling and entertaining conversation about cold water swimming, the process of writing, and processing emotion and grief. Join The Joy of Swimming Discussion Group to enter a competition to win one of five copies of Sarah's book. (ends Jan 31, 2021) Topics in the episode Resources mentioned in this episode websiteInstagram (seaandsaltsarah)Norq From Orq If you have enjoyed this...

Duration:00:33:11

Pippa Best, Sea Soul Blessings and the power of connecting with the sea

1/1/2021
Pippa Best from Sea Soul Blessings joins Pat Kelman today for a wide-ranging conversation about the experience of connecting emotionally and spiritually with the water. In addition to all the wonderful resources Pippa gives for free, she has just launched monthly subscription for sea souls to "a year of sea and kindness" As Pippa says: "I'm so excited to bring everything I've learnt and created together in one beautiful compassionate space." You can find out more on Sea Soul...

Duration:00:33:12

Katie Richards and the power of building a Community of cold water swimmers

1/1/2021
Katie Richards is a cold water swimmer based in Newquay, Cornwall. In this entertaining and informative conversation we discuss the growth of the activity in and around Cornwall, the community that has developed around it, swimminwimmin, and the benefits swimming in the sea brings her physically, mentally and emotionally. Episode Topics Resources mentioned in this episode Swimminwimmin Instagram PageTwelve Bays of Christmas JustGiving PageMental Health SwimsNewquay RNLI If you have...

Duration:01:09:30

"The Joy of Swimming": Preview Episode

12/15/2020
A preview of the new swimming podcast "The Joy of Swimming" hosted by Pat Kelman. The podcast is a series of conversations with open water and sea swimmers, capturing the atmosphere and the excitement of cold water swimming. In this episode we hear extracts from 6 forthcoming episodes.

Duration:00:09:25