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Wild Swimming in the South Hams

Updated: May 15, 2023

We are lucky to have a coworking space located quite literally a stones throw from the beautiful River Dart, with the flowing water and ever changing river bank the backdrop to our working days.

This connection to the natural environment goes beyond just our working space, and we're super excited to be launching another offering to encourage people who cowork with us out into nature and experiencing our beautiful national park.

From April we will begin to invite our CoWorking community out with us on Wild Swims, kindly hosted by the wonderful Leticia from Dartmoor Wild Swim Co.

To encourage members to join us, and alleviate any hesitation to join us in the water we have put together a quick 5 point reference on why YOU should join our Swim club.

1. Make pals with other like minded folk and find your community.

Making mates as an adult is hard, we've been there! But we all know the importance of being in community and spending time with other people doing something new. Whether you swim or just come along for the walk and chats, joining a community wild swim group can provide a sense of belonging and social connection.

2. Safety in Numbers!

Swimming outdoors can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing! Each of our swims will be led by either Leticia or Isla, both experienced wild swimmers in this area. This group swim can provide a sense of safety in numbers, as well as the opportunity to learn from more experienced swimmers.

3. Discover new swim spots to impress your pals/family and instagram follower

We know a lot of members joined our coworking space as they are new to the area and want to meet new people and get a good introduction to whats around us. Our swims will range from local river spots along the Dart to the beautiful beaches of the South Hams and all the secret swim spots in between!

4. Mind over Matter; Chill out and swim the anxiety away.

There is a growing amount of evidence thats show the impact cold water swimming has on mental wellbeing. Wild swimming in natural bodies of water can have a calming effect on the mind and help reduce symptoms of anxiety and

depression. Its also a pretty great confidence booster, of knowing the water is cold but taking a deep breath and getting in anyway! We love the post swim feels, but will likely also be supplementing with cake, if that peaks your interest too.

5. The chance to get away from the screens and check in with your body.

The sense of camaraderie and shared experience you can have just by jumping into cold water with new friends is great fun. But a cold water wild swim can also be a meditative and relaxing experience that helps you connect with nature and live in the present moment far away from screens and the demands of work.

So, join us! Details on our first wild swim coming soon!

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