I am a Higher Trainee in Psychiatry from the West Midlands.
I found out about outdoor swimming a couple of years ago and I loved it! I was never a confident swimmer, but this has improved so much since swimming outdoors and proof that many people can do it! Sadly, I don’t live by the sea but I regularly visit a beautiful lake in Worcestershire that runs safe swimming sessions for all abilities. I have developed an interest in the benefits of outdoor and cold-water swimming and have recently been involved in a feasibility trial exploring this.
I love the outdoors and I am a keen advocate for any nature-based activities that can help mental and physical wellbeing.