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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FERAL FRIEND #9 - DEE NEWELL

My name is Dee Newell I’m from Galway on the west coast of Ireland and grew up swimming around the diving board at blackrock salthill part of the wild atlantic way.    Now I am club safety officer for atlantic masters swim club the biggest sea swimming club on the...

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