The name A Lotus Rises, comes from the Chinese proverb 芙蓉出水 ‘Out of the water A Lotus Rises’, used to describe strong beautiful women in water, talented swimmers and overcoming challenges and coming into bloom.
Whilst statistics on pool swimming indicate women are 3 x more likely to quit swimming than men, and fear of judgment prevents many women from enjoying a dip at the local pool, Outdoor Swimming is an arena where women excel. At A Lotus Rises we are on a mission to change that statistic and increase visibility, access and participation of women in swimming.
We believe learning to swim is a human right; and enjoying the water, is a gateway to well being, creativity and positive change. So we’re building a bridge from pool to pond and beyond, to harness the power of outdoor swimming and empower our lives both in and out of the water.
In addition, the relationship between women and water underpins a sustainable way of life. We are committed to raising awareness and finding solutions to the social and environmental issues that are so entwined with our love of water.
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