Drowning Our Sorrows
Location of Event:
Hinksey Lake, Hinksey Park, Abingdon Rd,
Oxford OX1 4PZ, and next door, Main Hall, South
Oxford Community Centre, Lake St, Oxford, OX1 4RP
Charge: Swim (free, but booking essential)
Film and talk, cake and drink: £15 (£10 conc) + booking fee
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes for film and talk, but not for swim
Ella Foote is an author, editor and outdoor swimming expert. She is Editor at Outdoor Swimmer magazine, the world’s only
monthly magazine dedicated to outdoor swimming. She is also Director of Dip Advisor, a swim guiding business helping
people enjoy wild water. Ella’s first book, How to Wild Swim: What to Know Before Taking the Plunge is published this
November. Ella also teaches swimming to children and adults, is an Open Water Coach and RLSS Open Water Lifeguard.
A renowned swimming journalist Ella writes for all sorts of national media, often about swimming, environment, mental health or body image. She has had by-lines in The Guardian, The Times. Stylist Magazine, The Simple Things, Country File magazine and various smaller titles. She has appeared on several podcasts and has featured in a variety of television
An intrepid swim explorer, she is constantly seeking out new rivers, lakes, ponds, seas and pools to plunge into. She enjoys
swimming in all seasons and has completed swims like an English Channel relay crossing, 24-hour swim challenge, the
Thames Marathon 14k and the Dart 10k, as well as smaller more joyful dips and dunks across the country. You can follow her and her swimming on Instagram.