Swimming is my passion, particularly outdoors. I love the adventure and the amazing places you can visit when you open water swim. Living in London, I use my local London Fields Lido throughout the year and it is my sanctuary away from the stress of my work as a foreign news journalist. I love everything connected to the water, and have a big interest in art and photography and even fashion in this area.
A couple of years ago I was hit by a virus that affected my hearing and balance, and as a result of this I can’t swim in water that’s too cold (well that’s my excuse so I can only swim in sunny climes!). However joining a local swimming club really helped me to get my confidence back in and out of the water.
This year I plan to swim in West Reservoir in Stoke Newington and the Royal London Docks, Cornwall, Greece, do a tour of the swimming pools of Paris and compete in the Round the Island Swim in Liguria. That’s just for starters. Oh and take part in one or two olympic distance triathlons as well. I also love cats, though not when swimming.