Apparel specialist dryrobe is joining the 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival as the Presenting Partner of the event’s Outdoor Swimming Session. Taking place in Kendal, Cumbria, UK, on Sunday 17th November, the session will combine screening of films from the world of outdoor swimming plus tales of adventures from inspiring characters.
Experienced open water swimming race organiser Colin Hill returns to Kendal to host the session for 2019. He will share his enthusiasm for outdoor swimming. In addition, the Outdoor Swimmer Quiz of the Year is back, hosted by Jonathan Cowie and Ella Foote.
The full line up of speakers will be revealed soon. Speakers confirmed so far include:
- Lindsey Cole – from Shetland to the Scilly Isles on her ‘Dipping Britain’ adventure. At the beginning of 2019 Lindsey cycled from Plymouth to the Scottish Cold Water Swimming Champs meeting swimming groups en-route. High on adrenaline she decided to carry on, all over Britain – wherever she received a swim invite, she went!
- Inspired by Dan Duxbury’s Frog Graham Round film at the 2018 Outdoor Swimming Session, Kendal cyclist and swimmer Ben Dowman created the Frog Whitton Round – a 96 mile bike ride with 4 lake swims totalling 6 miles.
Gideon Bright, dryrobe founder and Director said “We’re proud to be joining the Kendal Mountain Festival to present the Outdoor Swimming Session. Here at dryrobe our mission is to help inspire, enable and improve the experience of an active outdoor lifestyle, for everyone. Kendal embraces and shares this ethos wholeheartedly, which is why we’re excited to be working together with them for 2019. We can’t wait to see the amazing outdoor swimming community at the festival – see you there.”