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 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.
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.
Adventure Uncovered Live – A Lotus Rises lead a panel on Outdoor Swimming: A Gateway to Positive Change. Part of a night of stories on Social Impact and Change through responsible adventure. Founder of ALR, Alice, was joined by Becky Horsbrugh (talking about drowning prevention in Bangladesh) and Emma Watson (talking about her campaign #waitingforthecall raising awareness of Endometriosis and a myriad of social issues, including body confidence in the process).
Liquidscapes 2018 Tales and tellings of a watery world and and fluid states
January 2018 FFeatured Fifteen Care and Cause
August 2017 Radio 5 Live, Breakfast Programme, discussing women only swim sessions
Kendal Mountain Festival Outdoor Swimming Session 2016
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.