After the success of _Taking the Plunge_ in 2019, Anna Deacon & Vicky Allan have seen wild swimming take off. From those who bathe in ice cold sunrise waters to wild swimmers under a moonlit sky, whether you like a dip in the buff, ice therapy or are on a mission to find like-minded people to share the experience of menopause, mental health issues and more, there is a community out there for everyone.
As they swim their way through the country, they find a ripple effect. Swimmers changing the world and transforming their own lives together. As they spread the joy of immersion they also unearth tips and tricks from the wild swimming community, from the best spots, to safety tips and most importantly, how to find your own wild tribe.
Anna Deacon has worked as a photographer for over a decade, following a career in the music industry. Her photographic and written work has been published in magazines and newspapers including the _Guardian_, the _Scotsman_ and _Glamour_. Her travel book _Wild Guide Balearic Islands_ came out in 2022. She hosts the popular Instagram account @wildswimmingstories.
Vicky Allan is an award-winning journalist and author. A staff writer for the _Herald on Sunday_, her work has also appeared in _The Times_, _Daily Express, Vogue, GQ, The Guardian_ and _Scotland on Sunday_. She has won awards for her travel-writing, features writing and for her articles campaigning against violence against women. Her novel _Stray_ is currently being adapted as a feature film.
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