Liz extols benefits of outdoor swimming

THE writer and performer of a production coming to Lighthouse Poole is offering an unusual invite to members of the audience – to go for a swim the following evening.

Swim, written and performed by Liz Richardson, is a tender tale based on a true story.

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

Swim is filled with humour and heart, live music and projection, and is Lighthouse Poole on Tuesday, June 20, at 8pm in the Sherling Studio.

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.

She said: “No matter where in the UK I was swimming, 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 on Wednesday, June 21, at 9pm, summer solstice, and has invited any swimmers who would like to join her to email

For tickets and information on Swim phone 01202 280000 or visit

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