Rosie Down

My favourite dip:
The Cornish Coast

The Cornish sea. There’s something about it that makes everyone, no matter how old they are, feel like a child again.

People become lost when they lose perspective. And something as simple and pure as swimming can help you gain all that perspective right back. It makes you feel grounded. There’s nothing like cold-water swimming that grounds you. It’s a feeling of reconnection, of you to the world, of you to the elements, and of you to yourself.

I got into swimming sort of by default. It was something we did a lot as children, and it goes hand in hand with being in nature and going on adventures. It was only once I’d been doing it for a while that the other magical side of it became apparent.