This weeks ‘Zeno’s Swim Club’ competition winner is the wonderful Rob Richardson. This photograph taken in Llyn Padarn, Wales, reminded The OSS team that whilst winter swimming is cold and often stormy, part of the beauty is this period of transition between autumn and winter is the low light on crisp autumnal leaves and the stillness of the water. Rob is a seasoned winter swimmer, making the most of the llyns and sea around his home in North Wales – you can follow his swims on Instagram @_robrichardson.
Zeno’s winter swim club is about celebrating all aspects of swimming through winter. Based on the Stoic school of philosophy, our online community is where you can share your love of swimming in wind, ice, and stinging rain, but also those sunny, crisp mornings and light only found when shadows are long and winter is in the air.
Each week the photo that optimises the club best (and includes #thestoics) will win a Zeno’s swim hat, and will be shared on our social media channels and here to document our swim club through winter.
Other favourites this week were the Silky Serpentine Swim by @team_mermaids_uk, Antonia (aged 83) showing us how to do it (@tonicofthesea) and the low light, building clouds and shining pebbles encapsulated by @runningthroughthecloud‘s photo. Read more in the story in today’s bio.
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