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Taking the Plunge: The Healing Power of Wild Swimming for Mind, Body and Soul

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2020 by Black White Publishing (first published November 7th 2019)
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Lizzie
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Joyful from the first page. Beautiful stories, many of which reflect my own in the water. Time to read it all over again...
Rob
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
A delightful read and a visual feast - great for this wild swimmer, but also inspiring for anyone considering 'Taking the Plunge' ...more
Peter Jinks
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While the photos are certainly beautiful, what fascinates me about this book is how wild swimming seems to have such a profound therapeutic effect on the people it talks about. Vicky Allan has put her journalistic skills to good use getting such revealing and heartfelt interviews down on paper. This is also an eloquent personal testimony about her own experiences of wild swimming. The sense of community that these intrepid dippers feel really does come across ;)
Jo Larkin
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: outdoors, scotland
A lovely looking and feeling book with joyous photographs. It did it's job in making me want to swim out there. I was rather put off by the strong focus, in the text, on swimming for the relief of mental ill-health or grief or pain...though it is fantastic that wild swimming seems so helpful in those situations. Also I am not a "pod swimmer". ...more
Wanda
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very inspiring book. Lots of photos of people with and without wetsuits enjoying the cold water. Tales of how swimming in cold water has helped people with their physical and mental health. Discussions of safety issues, physical challenges and benefits of swimming in cold water.
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