We’re on an exciting journey, focused on the three key areas of the A Lotus Rises mission, to increase visibility, access and participation of women in swimming.
Much more to follow, but for now here’s some examples of our land based activities…
We combine our love of swimming and insights from across the WSC with over 15 years of experience working with SMEs, Startups, Charities, Law Firms and NGOs on advocacy, policy, research and community engagement projects to create and deliver insightful and engaging writing, workshops, research and events.
From practical discussions on open water swimming, to swimmer champions changing the parameters of human endeavour and tales of swim adventures big and small; we deliver innovative and collaborative workshops, designed around your needs, that use the water world as a gateway to new skills, resilience and inspiration for life both in and out of the water.
7th October 2017
A Guide to Open Water Swimming – At the Women’s Adventure Expo 2017.
In a workshop sponsored by Outdoor Swimmer Magazine, we explored swimspirational stories from across our Women’s Swimming Collective, including water advocate Becky Sindall from Nile Swimmers and The Splash Foundation, and how Outdoor Swimming is a gateway to diplomacy, well being, creativity and positive change. Participants also worked in smaller groups to discuss approaches to different open water swim challenges – considering issues such as kit, training, risk assessment and support crew.
Kendal Mountain Festival Outdoor Swimming Session 2016
August 2017 Radio 5 Live, Breakfast Programme, discussing women only swim sessions
30th October 2017
Join us at Adventure Uncovered Live – Where A Lotus Rises is leading a panel on Social Impact and Change through responsible adventure.
Water, identity and community – Our changing relationship with water.
Swimming and social impact
Beyond Clubs to Community According to Swim England, 22% of women and 20% of men in England are unable to swim. Alice Gartland meets inspirational Swim London coach Harley Hicks, whose mission is to “rip those statistics apart.”
Outdoor Swimming: A Gateway to Positive Change, Women’s Adventure Expo
Outdoor Swimmer Magazine, Beginners Guide to Outdoor Swimming, Contributing Editor
Social and political analysis
A Time to be Brave We live in a new world order. Traditional political frameworks help explain our environment and the values that drive Britain, but they do not provide a comprehensive strategy to meet the economic and social challenges we face.