The ripple effect


After the success of Taking the Plunge in 2019, Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan have seen wild swimming take off. From those who bathe in ice cold sunrise waters to wild swimmers under a moonlit sky, whether you like a dip in the buff, ice therapy or are on a mission to find like-minded people to share the experience of menopause, mental health issues and more, there is a community out there for everyone. As they swim their way through the country, they find a ripple effect. Swimmers changing the world and transforming their own lives together. As they spread the joy of immersion they also unearth tips and tricks from the wild swimming community, from the best spots, to safety tips and most importantly, how to find your own wild tribe.

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‘Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of wild swimming – you won’t regret it.’DR RANGAN CHATTERJEEEach of us is just a drop. But together we create ripples.Wild swimming isn’t just an activity. It has been a movement, a wave that has surged in popularity across Britain, rippling out and spreading joy. And at the centre of it all are the groups and communities that gather at the water’s edge… to dip together, scream together, laugh together, and share stories and support.From menopausal mermaids to student dippers, male mental health groups to Wim Hof enthusiasts, addiction recovery communities to skinny dippers, The Ripple Effect dives into what makes these groups tick and why so many people say it’s not just about the water but the marvellous pods of people they find themselves swimming with.

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Weight 0.935 kg
Dimensions 25.3 × 19.7 × 2.6 cm