Category: Guides

  • Breaking Ice – A Winter of Wild Swimming

    Breaking Ice – A Winter of Wild Swimming

    This article was written by Ali, founder of Always Swimming Wild, for Outdoor Provisions and originally published on Jan 26, 2021. Total immersion There is nothing quite like winter swimming. The burn, the wild weather, the absolute joy that comes from complete and total immersion in something. It’s as much about the psychological challenge as…

  • Tips and Tricks

    Tips and Tricks

    I’ve been swimming for a few years now and there are a few tricks and tips I’ve learnt along the way that help me stay warm and have fun.  Woolly Hats. They look great and keep my head warm. Most of the time I’m not putting my head in the water so these are a…

  • A beginner’s guide to wild swimming

    A beginner’s guide to wild swimming

    [Article first written by the founder of (Ali Phillips) for publication on the George Fisher Website – May 2021] Wild swimming has boomed in popularity over the last year and the Lake District is a brilliant place to take your first dip. Ali Phillips is a Keswick-based blogger and wild swimmer who loves exploring the…