IWD Event - Panel: Open water swimming
08 March 2021, 8:00 pm–9:30 pm
The Institute for Women's Health will be hosting four, free online events to celebrate #iwd2021. A growing number of women are turning to open water swimming to enjoy a vibrant community, getting back to nature and the health benefits. We will talk to some inspiring women who can tell us all about it.
This event is free.
- UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni
Carla Logon Bishop
A growing number of women are turning to open water swimming to enjoy a vibrant community, getting back to nature and the health benefits. We will talk to some inspiring women who can tell us all about it. On the panel are Professor Sasha Roseneil, University College London, Pro-Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion), Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences and Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Jessica Hepburn, fertility advocate, founder of Fertility Fest, channel swimmer and author of 21 Miles, Dr Heather Massey, University of Portsmouth, a channel swimmer and ice 1km swimmer and currently researching the physiology of cold water swimming and its impacts on physical and mental health, Dr Ruth Williamson, Radiologist and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at University Hospitals Dorset, a channel relay and winter swimmer with research interests in the health benefits and risk management of cold water swimming and Rachel Ashe, founder of Mental Health Swims, a community that empowers people of all body shapes, age, colour, background, gender, sexuality and ability. The event will be chaired by Professor Joyce Harper, Institute for Women’s Health at University College London, author of Your Fertile Years and a novice open water swimmer.