What is it about cold water swimming that attracts so many people? What draws folk to push their bodies beyond the extreme in pursuit of the elusive 'ice mile'? How does one mentally and physically prepare for a feat as demanding as a solo English Channel swim?
Celebrated local swimmers Steve Price and Alec Richardson tell tales of their epic swims alongside 4 breathtakingly beautiful films about cold water immersion. Johanna (dir. Ian Derry) tells the story of how cold water therapy for a sports injury led Johanna Nordblad to free dive below layers of cold thick ice; the very charming Time and Tide (dirs. Isabelle Rose Povey & Josh Embury) depicts the drive that brings Clevedon's hardy open water swimmers to plunge themselves into the cold, silty brine of the Severn Estuary - a daily activity which doesn't let winter get in the way.
We're delighted to have swimmer and writer Ella Foote with us to host this exciting event. Film makers and record-holding local swimmers will be available to share stories in the bar. From the 5th of October we'll have an exhibition of paintings by artist and swimmer Nancy Farmer, with merchandise and artworks available on the evening of the event; other stall holders TBC.
Half of net box office proceeds for this event will be donated to Marlens the charity that maintains Clevdon's marine lake.
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Run Time: 210 minutes