WE'RE VERY EXCITED to announce the launch of our new Youtube series which we're calling "Go Swim..." This new series is pretty simple - basically we'll go and swim at a new spot every couple of weeks. Then we'll try to produce fun videos that familiarise you with the different swimming areas. Hopefully we'll get a few of you in the water!
At first we'll be doing a tour of London's lido's and we'll also seek out plenty of secret swim spots across the country. to get outdoors for some wild swimming, Calum and I decided to make the most of the three-day weekend by heading to leafy Hampstead Heath for a spot of spring swimming in Hampstead Ponds. This was one of Calum's local haunts, although it was the first time I'd visited the ponds and I was unsure what to expect. As it happened, the waters couldn't have been more inviting. We lapped the pond several times, shaded and surrounded by screens of thick foliage and undisturbed by any resident geese or swans. Calum also invited his ol' uni' mate, William Murray, and the three of us filmed this short instalment to the new Go Swim... series.
Little brother Jack (26) - the youngest of the Hudson brothers - is an author represented by the literary agency Curtis Brown. He writes mostly for Adventure Uncovered, focusing on personal stories that link exploration and conservation. He was also the guest adventure editor at Red Bull UK. 'Swim Wild' is his debut book.