Swimming Stories

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01Christopher Hope20150309

This week, five authors remember a significant swimming experience:

1. Novelist Christopher Hope describes a Pretoria swimming pool

of his youth, where, if things got too much, he'd happily sink to the

bottom and stay there a while. Letting things pass over him...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

02Antonia Quirke20150310

02Antonia Quirke20150310

This week, five authors remember a significant swimming experience:

2. Antonia Quirke enjoys a gentle dip in the South Pacific, but alludes to some

darker waters of her childhood and also some swims in England's gravel pits.

Plus, the ocean with Spielberg's Jaws in it is 40 years old this year...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

02Antonia Quirke20150310

This week, five authors remember a significant swimming experience:

2. Antonia Quirke enjoys a gentle dip in the South Pacific, but alludes to some

darker waters of her childhood and also some swims in England's gravel pits.

Plus, the ocean with Spielberg's Jaws in it is 40 years old this year...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

03Marcus O'dair20150311

This week, five authors remember a favourite swimming experience:

3. Musician and author Marcus O'Dair dons his wet suit and blazes a trail across blackish Ullswater in the Lake District, thinking of his strokes and other famous swimmers, and his mother swims with him too!

Producer Duncan Minshull.

04Kamila Shamsie20150312

This week, five authors remember a significant swimming experience:

4. Novelist Kamila Shamsie is with friends in Byron Bay, Australia. They stay on shore, she goes for a dip and before long something starts to 'pull' at her...

Producer Duncan Minshull.

05Philip Hoare20150313

This week, five authors remember a significant swimming experience:

5. Author and journalist Philip Hoare would avoid the water. He overcame his fear and started to swim everywhere. But what compelled him to jump into Southampton Water?

Producer Duncan Minshull.