VIVIENNE RICKMAN POOLE

OUTDOOR SWIMMER

“I enjoy the lakes’ company come rain or shine. To be out in the middle of a lake, kicking back looking up at the mountains is a truly selfish indulgence.”

As one of the foremost names in the UK Outdoor Swimming community, Vivienne has built a cult following by documenting her serene relationship with nature.

A photographer by trade, she cares little for times or distances, choosing instead to lose herself in the calm stillness of the water. For it’s here that she feels most in touch with the rhythm of the seasons and the delicate balance of the natural world.

Photographer: Francesca Jones for the Guardian.