Tonic of the Sea #alotusrises

Tonic of the Sea is a beautiful award-winning short film directed by Jonathan J Scott about open water swimmer Katie Maggs’ journey with mental health and her refreshingly honest account of falling into and recovery from burnout, anxiety and depression. Upon the incredible success of the film at 2018 Film Festivals and after being nominated for...

The Sunday Swim Social

Want to commit to a regular, fun, training swim each week?  Want to meet other motivated swimmers, meet new swim buddies, share skills and advice? A Lotus Rises #WSC has an informal swim meet up on Sundays at 9am at the lovely heated 50m Charlton Lido and all abilities welcome!  Watch out for social media...

Carleen Anderson #alotusrises

We are  honoured to have Outdoor Swimmer/Musician/Composer/Recording Artist/Lyricist and Vocalist Carleen Anderson, sharing her swimming journey with the  A Lotus Rises swimming collective.  Although Carleen’s open water addiction only fully took hold in her ’50s, Carleen’s relationship with water has been a significant thread  from childhood to today, and is a journey of overcoming prejudice and segregation, personal...