SWIMMINGPOD - WILD OPEN SWIM, WITH KATH FOTHERINGHAM, FIONA UNDRILL AND DARRIN ROLES
The Wild Open Swim Blog is the organised work of Kath Fotheringham, Darrin Roles and Fiona Undrill. This now sits under the Swim Oxford banner, the organisation run by Darrin, who created the Wild Swim series, known for being set in locations of natural beauty in West Oxfordshire. The blog is a celebration of open water swimming all year and the photographs, words and artwork that it has inspired. Kath lives and works and swims in and around Oxford. Originally from South Africa, she has embraced swimming in the UK. She is a designer by profession. Fiona Undrill is an Oxford-based primary literacy specialist, publisher, author, researcher, and teacher. She writes books to help with young children’s learning to read, but writes compelling blog posts. Darrin, well, he was born in the village of Eynsham, has travelled widely and returned, making this his home for life. He is a man who sees beauty in the local, and the Lock-to-Lock series of events show-cases the River Thames as it flows by this village and on to Oxford. For this podcast, I meet with the three of them in a local cafe, to talk about their collective swimming passion, how it has shaped them, and how it drives their collective project.
Wild Open Swim blog - https://www.swimoxford.co.uk/