Thursday, 25 May 2023 15:01

Outdoor Swimming, Community and Holding Each Other

Outdoor Swimming, Community and Holding Each Other

SWIM: A show about outdoor swimming, community and holding each other is coming to Lighthouse Poole. 

When her new community is rocked by tragedy, Liz rediscovers outdoor swimming and how it can keep both her and her new friends afloat.

Written and performed by Liz Richardson and filled with humour and heart, live music and projection, SWIM is a tender tale based on a true story. It plays Lighthouse Poole on Tuesday 20 June.

Such is her enthusiasm for outdoor swimming, Liz likes to swim in open water with local swimmers at each venue on her tour and in Poole she plans to lead a Solstice Swim the evening after the show at Lighthouse.

“No matter where in the UK I was swimming,” says Liz, “the story of why these swimmers swam was nearly always the same: for mental wellbeing and for joy. I met such a wide range of people who had come from all walks of life, but they all talked to me of how the cold water has held them through or after some of their harder times in life so far.”

Liz plans to swim at Hamworthy Park Beach at 9pm on Wednesday 21 June, Summer Solstice, and has invited any swimmers who would like to join her to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Age guidance: 16+

Tickets and information 01202 280000