Feral Friends

Swim Feral has a few Feral Friends; extraordinary humans that approach life and their fellow swimmers with such massive love, support and inclusivity that we've sent them a Turtleback Bag. 

Feral Friend #1 - Jax Higginson

Swim Feral has some Feral Friends; extraordinary humans that approach life and their fellow swimmers with such massive love, support and inclusivity that we've sent them a Turtleback Bag.  We'd like to sing from the rooftops about their wonderful projects and ethos, so you can check out what they do...

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Feral Friend #2 - Gilly McArthur

Next up, we'd like to introduce you to the all-swimming, all-climbing Gilly McArthur. Born and bred in Scotland, Gilly now rests her cap in the Lake District. It's not a bad spot for someone who, after years in a corporate career,  is now a passionate advocate for the benefits of...

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Feral Friend #3 - Fenwick Ridley

Fenwick Ridley has swum from a young age and is an Open Water Coach, Adventure Swimmer, Cold Water Specialist and the Owner of H2oTrails. With 20 years coaching experience under his wetsuit and an adventurous soul; it's fair to say this total dude knows his outdoor swimming and is a jolly nice chap to boot....

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Feral Friend #4 - Johnny Hartnell

Swim Feral has a few Feral Friends; extraordinary humans that approach life and their fellow swimmers with such massive love, support and inclusivity that we've sent them a Turtleback Bag. Next up, we'd like to introduce the darling Johnny Hartnell of the Dales Dippers.  Johnny was drawn to water from a...

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Feral Friend #5 - Lindsey Cole

  Lindsey is an adventurer, writer, speaker and an outdoor swimming coach. She grew up as a competitive pool swimmer, albeit not very competitive, and only got into outdoor swimming in the last few years. After cutting her hand on a piece of plastic whilst swimming in Indonesia, Lindsey swam...

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Feral Friend #6 - Ella Foote

Swim Feral has a growing family of Feral Friends; extraordinary humans that approach life and their fellow swimmers with such massive love, support and inclusivity that we've sent them a Turtleback Bag. Ella Foote is a swimming journalist, Contributing Editor at Outdoor Swimmer magazine and year-round outdoor swimmer. This is...

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Feral Friends #7 -Helen and Dannie, SeaChange Retreats

Swim Feral has some Feral Friends; extraordinary humans that approach life and their fellow swimmers with such massive love, support and inclusivity that we've sent them a Turtleback Bag.  We were so happy to discover the work of SeaChange Retreats; we're sounding the special lifeguard klaxon!  Wonderful outdoor swimming community...

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Feral Friend #8 - Joanna Shimwell

I use outdoor activity and connecting with nature as a means of coping with everyday life and alleviating stress, tension and anxiety. I have found there’s a powerful therapeutic benefit in cold water exposure which is how I became a swimmer. Sometimes I’m a dipper, sometimes I take swimming more...

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