A group of Housing & Support Officers have begun wild swimming thanks to a generous swimwear and kit donation from leading swimwear company Zoggs.
The group is led by Anna and meets every Sunday morning, usually at Ripley. Wild swimming has helped them reduce their stress levels and improve their general health, leaving them better equipped to support homeless and vulnerable people.
Anna said wild swimming had also helped them develop extra resilience. “We have demanding jobs and it is important to be strong physically and mentally to be able to help both clients and colleagues. The health benefits of swimming in cold water also include boosting your immune system, which is obviously very important right now,” she added.
Her colleague Julie agreed, explaining she felt truly at peace when getting in the water. “Nothing else makes me feel like that.”
Caroline, who regularly joins the group, went on to say: “At first I was scared but that is part of the attraction. It’s addictive and liberating and it really does relieve stress.”
We’d like to thank Zoggs for supporting our keyworkers, who in turn support some of the most vulnerable people in our local communities.
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