Swimmingpod is a podcast series from Stanley Ulijaszek, life-long swimmer. I speak with outdoor swimmers of many persuasions, about their swim-projects, how they got into swimming and what the get out of it. Across all seasons and all outdoor swimming pleasures.

Swim the Thames - a conversation with Sefryn Penrose, Chris Dalton, Jeremy Wellingham and Sharon Curtis

Between 2011 and 2013 a group of outdoor swimmers swam the 250 kilometer length of the non-tidal River Thames in stretches, starting at the source and ending in Teddington on the outskirts of London. The numbers varied from stretch to stretch, and the project took on a life of its own. Stanley Ulijaszek discusses this art-work-like swimming project with four of the founders of Swim the Thames.

Dip-a-Day - Helen Edwards talks about swimming every day of the year, now for the fourth year

Helen Edwards started swimming outdoors every day - Dip-a-Day - with no intention of taking it this far. She is now into her fourth year of this personal project, and she talks about her motivation for it, what it brings to her life, and how it has  just kept going. She lives in Oxford, and most of her swims are in and around this beautiful city. The music is Noe Noe by Castro, and Vienna Beat by Radio Pink, both on Blue Dot Sessions.  


Craig Holmes and Jo Jones - British Ice Swimming 500 Meter Champions

Craig Holmes and Jo Jones are the defending British Ice Swimming 500 meter champions, and are very nice people. They talk with Stanley Ulijaszek about their swimming achievements, their aspirations, and how they got into cold water swimming. They offer lots of excellent advice, if you haven't done it before and would like to.   

Pauline Barker - The Founder and Organizer of the Polar Bear Challenge

Pauline Barker, founder and organizer of the Polar Bear Challenge, in conversation with Stanley Ulijaszek, talking about her winter swimming achievements, what it takes to make a Polar Bear swimmer, and her swimming mission to make winter swimming open to everyone that wants it.

Welcome to Swimmingpod

Welcome to Swimmingpod, a podcast series about outdoor swimming across the seasons, for people who love swimming. This introductory episode, well, introduces my aspiration for the series, as the leaves turn and winter swimmers turn to winter swimming. Put on your togs under your pyjamas, make some porridge, settle into the season and listen 

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