"A tonic for your mental health through the wonder of the sea"

Katie Maggs

Wild Swimmer | Writer | Motivational Speaker

Hello :)

My name is Katie and I'm an open water sea swimmer and outdoor photographer living in the small coastal town of Penzance in Cornwall. I swim all year round whilst also documenting the inspirational journeys of fellow wild swimmers and the beauty of wild swimming Cornwall's coastline all year round. I absolutely love being in or beside tidal pools, plunge pools and the sea!


My writing has been published in Outdoor Swimmer Magazine, My Cornwall Magazine, Audrey Magazine, Fit and Well Magazine and Psychologies Magazine and I have written Health and Well Being articles for Sporting Heads, Aspire, Intrepid Magazine and Swim Secure. After my own personal experience of burnout and stress related anxiety my aim is to motivate and inspire others to  find their own path to recovery through improved self care and increased time within blue spaces.


The early part of my story has been made into an award winning short film – Tonic of the Sea – directed and produced by the very talented filmmaker Jonathan. J. Scott. - available on YouTube under the BAFTA short film awards. 


More about me...

> Brand Ambassador at Swim Secure

Wild Swim Facilitator at Port Eliot Festival and Love Trails Festival

> Panellist for Nature Cures at Wild and Well Festival

> Guest Speaker at Kendal Mountain Literature Festival and Embers Aquatics Swim Film Festival

> Research member - Cold water swimming being a cure from clinical depression - Portsmouth University - Extreme Environments Laboratory 

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