Calling ALL swimmers!

Lots happening at A Lotus Rises HQ… First up, you are invited to the inaugural Swim Nation! on 22nd June 2.30pm – 4pm at Dartington Hall in Devon. To register, email and is free to attend.

From wild river dippers to leisure centre lane lappers, all are invited to participate in the first of a series of informal and collaborative ‘Swim Summits’ around the UK. At a time when water scarcity, sustainability, well being, access and participation in swimming are increasingly in the spotlight, we want to harness the knowledge, experience and passion of local swimmers and how we can translate that into practical change in policy and behaviour, to help promote well being and sustainability at an individual and community level.

This will be a collaborative workshop and takes place as part of the Liquidscapes conference at Dartington Hall in Devon and and involves members of the local swimming community as well as Liquidscapes delegates. Just let liquidscapes know if you would like to attend ( More info here.

Together we will identify practical recommendations that can inform the way we live, work and enjoy the water, and how to influence the channels and change-makers we need to make them a reality.


“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.” Bruce Lee. Photo by Gill Williams


We are 60% water and 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water – it’s what connects and sustains us, yet that commonality is easily forgotten. It’s time to reconnect. Can using the framework of a hydrocentric citizenry help secure a sustainable and peaceful future?

More information about the project can be found here. Not based in/near Devon? No worries! Urban, rural, leisure centre pool, loch or lido – We can host a Swim Summit near you –  please email and follow @hydrocitizen on Instagram to find out more.

Out of the water A Lotus Rises.









2 thoughts on “Calling ALL swimmers!

  1. Alice

    I would have loved to participate in this especially at Dartington Hall sadly I am otherwise engaged ……being the designated driver for daughter and friend doing the 3 Peaks. Would love to come to one of the others. Did you see Brenda Fisher on Antiques Road Show? I don’t normally watch but it was all connected to extraordinary women of the past 100 years…..Brenda is apparently 91 this month and she swam the Channel in 1951 in a record time of 12 hours 42 minutes the record lasted for 8 years……quite a woman. Hope all goes well for 22nd apologies for not being in touch sooner………how time swims by!!! I was so fortunate to go to the World Premiere of ‘Against the Tides’ last Friday and being in the Q&A afterwards demonstrated a hugely diverse appeal for the film.

    Good luck with swimming and take care of the arm!!! Loving the blue tape.

    I was given a copy of Swell, Floating and Man V Ocean for Christmas but have copies of them all so thought I would donate to the local Secondary School library, if I was asked to do a swim talk could I mention A Lotus Rises and have you some specifics you might like mentioned?

    Very best wishes


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