Clevedon's Virtual Literary & Arts Event

Previewing the More Than Words Festival - June 2021

The Story of Swimming

Susie Parr tells how her life-long love of open air swimming has been a passion shared by countless others down the centuries.

The following film shot by Susie’s photographer husband, Martin, has introduced television viewers throughout Britain to those intrepid souls who regularly take to the sea at high tide and have achieved fame at the start of BBC news bulletins.

The Story of Swimming, priced £27, plus p&p

The Lake, priced £27, plus p&p

Both books are available from the Martin Parr Foundation shop –