Here's some insight into recent events attended by the Wild Swimming Brothers, as well as several future appearances arranged for this coming year. The brothers have had some very exciting opportunities recently - Calum and Jack gave a talk at the Wilderness Festival and Calum and his mum (the Wild Swimming Mother) swam the River Spey in partnership with Visit Scotland. The boys were then featured in the beautiful Another Escape magazine and nominated for another World Open Water Swim of the Year award for their Into the Maelstrom expedition. Also, Calum and Jack gave a talk at the Telegraph Outdoor Show in London, which is one of many talks they've taken part in for their recent Norwegian adventure.
As for the future - later this summer Calum and Jack will be joining the brave swimmers of the Henley Mile and are thrilled to be appearing at the Obanjan Festival in Croatia this July. The schedule for Obanjan runs from Saturday 22nd July to Sunday 23rd July and will involve both talks and swims led by all three brothers.
In 2017 the brothers will continue to train in conjunction with GoPro, Alpkit, Coleman, High5 Nutrition and several other sponsors. Soon they will also be able to announce where they're heading for their next adventure.
We'll give you a clue - it's somewhere with lots of birds and little folk with hairy feet...
If you'd like to get in touch regarding potential collaboration please visit the Contact Page and send the brothers an email. You can see a few examples of their appearances in popular publications listed below.
In addition to the collection of photos they've gathered over the years, the brothers have also decided to keep a video record of their swims. In early 2017 Beth became their videographer and began releasing weekly videos via their YouTube channel. Until then, they'd only put a few videos together themselves (sometimes with the help of professionals, as you'll see with the video linked below).
As a collection, the brothers hope that one day these videos will span all of their expeditions together, from the early days of hopping off rock-stacks in Cumbria to whatever swansong adventure it is they attempt as old men.
Created by professional photographer, Julian Oczkowski, this conceptual trailer for the Into The Maelstrom expedition was shot at Jack's local swim spot in sunny Newcastle. In this video you'll see little brother Jack on one of his last training swims before he flew to Norway to meet his brothers.
In this visually striking and sensual short film, created for Channel 4 Random Acts, director Beth Harrison explores how an immersive experience in nature can help free us from the tensions and pressures of modern life.
Recently the brothers decided to update and reinvent their YouTube channel with the express intention of bring wild swimming into your living rooms - or wherever it is you usually browse the big ol' internet. They'll be releasing new videos weekly, each of which has been lovingly compiled and edited by team member Beth Harrison.
Check out their latest video 'Go Swim... Serpentine Lido' below:
In this latest instalment of the 'Go Swim...' series, Jack and Calum take their wild swimming mother, Tina, to Serpentine lido (Hyde Park) for her birthday. Expect encounters with geese, slippery water entries and a few appearances from the big brother-hunting lido monster!
If you'd like to be updated about the release of each new video please visit the WSB YouTube channel and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE.
Here's a collection of wild swimming photos taken of the brothers throughout the last decade or so. You'll find a variety of far-flung lakes, lagoons and rivers in here, situated in all kinds of far-flung locations from the Dominican Republic and Belize to Indonesia and Australia. There's a fair amount of photos from ol' stormy blighty as well, see if you can pick them out as you flick through...
Photos by James Silson, Beth Harrison, David Renton and Jody Daunton (www.jodydaunton.co.uk).
You can also check out the Wild Swimming Brothers' Instagram feed for a frequent mixture of updates related to wild swimming and adventure. This is a great way to keep track of their latest announcements, like upcoming swims and events. The brothers love to hear from fellow swimmers and adventurers so please don't hesitate to drop them a comment.