Wild Swim Podcast was set up to celebrate the joy of swimming outdoors. The podcast is hosted by Jade Hanley, an outdoor swimmer from Manchester, England.

The podcast was set up in 2018. Jade often recounts her swimming adventures, and interviews swimmers from around the world. The podcast has advice for new open water swimmers, and anecdotes that experienced swimmers will recognise – there’s something for everyone!

The podcast is currently a one woman show, so your support means a lot. Find out how you can support the podcast.

About the host

Jade realised she was addicted to swimming after travelling for a total of 3 hours through a hailstorm to swim for about 10 minutes in a freezing lake.

Jade is proud that she has swum in the largest lakes in England and Wales, in water as cold as 0.9ยบ, and as far as 10km. But really, Jade doesn’t care about the numbers, and mostly enjoys outdoor swimming because of the health benefits she sees.

Her next goals are to get her ice trophy and do more swimming in other countries.

Jade loves the community spirit amongst outdoor swimmers which embraces both competitive races and slow swimmers. She also likes that swimmers share her love of cake.

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