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Creating the Cornwall OWLS community with Sharky Sian and fun & enthusiasm with Kathy King

The Joy of Swimming

Sports & Recreation

A double interview episode featuring conversations with Sharky Sian, organiser of the Cornwall OWLS group, and with Kathy King from Wild Wonder and Wisdom. Recorded on location at Porthpean Beach in Cornwall, the conversations cover community building, using swimming to cope with illness, the Polar Bear Challenge, and using open water swimming as a component of working with young people. Episode Topics   Episode introduction [0:45] Sharky Sian and Cornwall OWLS [2:40] Sian's inspiration [3:40] Physical Benefits [5:30] Emotional Benefits [10:50] Preparing for the Polar Bear Challenge [12:20] Advice for New Swimmers [20:10] Kathy King [26:00] The Wildness Weekend [26:30] Wild Wonder and Wisdom [27:00] How Kathy started swimming [32:40] Kathy's favourite swims [38:00] Resources mentioned in this episode Cornwall OWLS Facebook group Sharky Sian website The Wildness Weekend website Wild Wonder and Wisdom website If you have enjoyed this episode, please: Subscribe to the podcast Sign up for my newsletter Join the Joy of Swimming Discussion Group Subscribe, share and review this podcast to enter a competition to win one of five copies of Sarah Norquoy's beautiful memoir, "Salt on my Skin".  (ends Jan 31, 2021)


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