There will be opportunities to hear from local experts and award-winning authors and join them for a friendly, relaxing and fun day out. Delicious street food from Desert Island Kitchen and craft beer (and the usual drinks) will also be available throughout the day at Bison Beach Bar.
Talks and interactive sessions will be hosted by Ella Foote, CEO and founder of Deakin and Blue, the transformational swimwear collection. The company’s ethos promotes sustainable and ethical production while also creating sleek designs to make people feel comfortable with their bodies.
Other organisations involved with the festival’s events include The Outdoor Swimming Society, dip advisor, SwimTrek, Outdoor Swimmer magazine and Above Below.
Full listings of the festival are as follows:
- 12:00 – 12.45: Does my bum look big in this swimsuit? Body image & swimming. Speakers: Rosie – Deakin and Blue, Alice – Women’s Swimming Collective, Alex Heminsley – Swimmer & Author
- 13:00 – 13.45: The risk & magic of cold water swimming. Speakers: Dr Mark Harper – OSS Medical Advisor & Consultant Anaesthetist, Simon Griffiths – Outdoor Swimmer Magazine
- 14:00 – 14:45: Swim adventures & where they can take you. Speakers: Emma – Lido Guide, Ashley Norris – Swimmer & Journalist, Joe Minihane – Swimmer & Author, Will – Above Below
- 15:00 – 15:45: Rediscovering the love of swimming. Tips & tricks for getting more from your lengths. Speakers: Andy – Sea Lanes, Simon Griffiths – Outdoor Swimmer Magazine