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.
Within my blog, published magazine articles and my first book – the self- help guide 'Time for Tonic - The Green and the Blue' – (AWAITING PUBLISHING - PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES) I promote the therapeutic benefits of time spent in the ocean and the great outdoors and I share my tried and tested ways to recover from stress related issues and conditions. I also set out simple suggestions on how to stay well - both physically and mentally by regularly connecting with nature and the sea.
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...
> Panellist for Nature Cures at Wild and Well Festival
> Research member - Cold water swimming being a cure from clinical depression - Portsmouth University - Extreme Environments Laboratory