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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 how the Swim Feral team touched base with her and made a firm friend.

Her local spot to swim is a hidden medieval pond that she has to scramble through bushes to get to. She mostly swims in the rivers around Surrey, Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire.

Ella writes for all sorts of national media, often about swimming or water quality and loves to chat.

She has completed swims like an English Channel relay crossing, the Thames Marathon 14k and the Dart 10k, as well as smaller more joyful dips and dunks across the country.

In 2018 she became an Open Water Lifeguard and launched Dip Advisor. An intrepid swim explorer, she is constantly seeking out new rivers, lakes, ponds, seas and pools to plunge into.

Ella annually dips every day of December, you can follow her and her swimming on Instagram.




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