THE WYLDING COLLECTION
We began swimming in September of 2019 when we answered an Instagram invitation to swim in the Thames say friends and co-founders Daniela Bohling and Millie Dornan.
With little idea of where we were meeting, and no idea with whom, we arrived to a lay by and nervously awaited the arrival of others. 17 women showed up - we giddily greeted each other on the side of the A417 and then, en masse, silently proceeded to mount a gate, cross a field and strip down to our swimmers riverside. Speared on by our collective ambition not to let one another down, we slipped into the murky, fast flowing waters together. We squealed, we gasped, we panicked, some cursed and we were exhilarated to our core, strangers united by bravery and folly - a Watsapp group was created, we were swimming through winter....