My name is Siân and I live with my family in beautiful North Cornwall.
My passions in life are many and I’d love to share them with you and hope you enjoy reading about my shenanigans. The one thing that is constant in my life is my love of water.
Observe, Float, Swim, Dive, (I even love drinking the stuff)… that uplifting feeling when I’m near or plunged into blissful waters is immense.
Throughout my childhood I spent a lot of time in and around water, which led the way to many watery adventures.
In 1994 I embarked on a journey of Scuba Diving. Over the years my diving has taken me to many places around the world. I have met and dived with some amazing people, some of which have become good friends.
I’ve seen some breathtaking marine life and dived some awesome wrecks. I have to say Cornwall has and continues to be a joy which I am very grateful for.
In 2015 I embarked on a journey of Open Water Swimming.
It all started when a friend asked me to join her on a charity swim around St Michaels Mount to raise money for The Chestnut Appeal who support Mens health.
Keen to give it a whirl and support a great charity I pondered over my swimming ability.
At that time I was swimming breast stroke in the local indoor pool and quickly realised that if I were to take up this challenge I would need to sort myself out and crack on with learning to swim freestyle.
Who knew this would become equally as addictive as my scuba diving.
Having spent the best part of 21 years diving all over the world and armed with my life times experience of being in the sea I felt more than prepared for the challenge ahead…..but wait…..how the hell was I going to swim freestyle for 1.5 miles….. surely my arms would drop off!!
Whizz forward post St Michaels Mount swim 2015, which went really well. I have well and truly been bitten by the swim bug!
I’ve completed a number of challenges varying between 1k – 11k in the sea, lakes and quarries.
Since the spring of 2018 I have been swimming skins in many bodies of water at sub 5C degrees. It’s been a wonderful learning curve as there are so many things to know about swimming and so many wonderful people to meet.
Little did I realise the benefits I would feel from all this Open Water Swimming.
I have a condition called Fybromialgia and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which both impact on my ability to carry out day to day things and can flair up without notice but…. I have found my salvation….COLD WATER Swimming. It’s made, and continues to make, such a difference to my life.
Some days I’m not able to take part in the things I love, let alone the every day stuff.
When my body gives up on me I need motivating to get in the water as I know it will make a positive difference, physically and emotionally… who in their right mind would jump in cold water, Right?
The impact to Mind, Body and Soul is something not to be overlooked.
Swimming is one of the many things that fills my soul and brings a lot of happiness, mental clarity and gratitude for the abundance I have in my life.
What really makes you feel alive!
For the Love of…
Just be ‘you’ warts and all!
Do the things you love!
Find and be with those who
lift your soul and make you feel good!
Fill your heart with what’s important and be done with all the rest X