Earlier this year I started open water swimming.  Once you get over the slightly daunting aspect of swimming in converted 20 foot + deep quarries or reservoirs with no supposed bottom, nothing quite beats swimming out in the open.  I have subsequently discovered an amazing network of waterways and communities of people (hard core too) that swim all year round and in all weathers up and down the UK.

The sketchbook came with me too and I’d have taken it in the water with me if it wasn’t so wet! Its definitely the people that make this sport so much fun, so in my summary of a great summer spent in the water, I wanted to capture the community aspect that Swim your Swim in particular encourages. I’m so excited to be launching this mini series of some of Swim your Swim’s best shots.

Cards and prints available soon! Check out the online shop to purchase.

Emily x