How did She Swims begin?
I have swum in the sea all year around for a number of years to aid my physical and mental well-being. As it came to the end of the summer of 2020, during the pandemic, a few of my friends had asked for tips about swimming through the winter. This spurred me on to set up a Facebook group (She Swims Falmouth) for women in particular. It was a place where we could share tips, photos and experiences as well as arrange to meet up to swim.
The group has taken on a life of its own and organically grew and grew. We now have over 4000 members. It’s always been important for it to be a safe space, especially as many of us talk about the impact of swimming on our mental health and we post pictures in our swimwear, which is why it’s a females only group. There are mixed genders and male only groups out there also though.