Edinburgh Swimrise: Hundreds of swimmers celebrate International Women’s Day

This morning, hundreds of swimmers gathered at Portobello beach to take a sunrise plunge for International Women’s Day. The annual Swimrise event, organised by Anna Deacon, author of Taking The Plunge and The Art of Wild Swimming coincides with similar events held throughout the UK. Despite the official event being cancelled due to the extreme […]


A Testament To Wild Swimming

This International Women’s Day, I will be celebrating with a sunrise swim at Portobello in order to commemorate the sense of community and solidarity of shared pain which IWD is all about. I say pain, but in this sense it’s not the exploitation and subjugation of women, but the self challenge of a freezing plunge. […]