Group: Open Water Swimmers
Definition: People of Bath who actively swim ‘wild’, outdoors.
Reasons for selecting: Bath is not a place that immediately seems to offer a lot of wild swimming options, so we were impressed that there are active outdoor swimming enthusiasts in the city, with plenty of local swimming options. We would like to meet people who take advantage of these swimming spots in fine weather, alongside those hardy and dedicated swimmers who swim outdoors all year round.
As part of their project ‘Picture in the Paper’, artists LOW PROFILE searched for all of the people in Bath who actively swim ‘wild’, outdoors, bringing them together to make a professional photographic portrait of as many people in this group as possible.
PHOTO SHOOT DATE: 2nd November 2014
TIME: 13:30 – 15:00
LOCATION: BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
The open water swimmers portrait was one of 18 group photographs taken in November 2014, before being published in the Bath Chronicle and then put on permanent public display, in the new Centre for the Arts at the University of Bath when it opened in February 2015.
Open Water Swimmers of Bath, gathered at BRLSI on Sunday 2nd November 2014.
Back row: Louise Ball, Keith Williams, Benji Bartlett, Krissy Alsop, Jo Lutschenkow, Graham Kehily, Janet Paul
Front row: Amanda Mitchard, Miranda Coulson, Fraser Samuels, Kate Rew, Jack Bridges, Helen Fripp, Emma Russel, Mandy Adams
ROLLER DERBY SKATERS | PETANQUE PLAYERS | OPEN WATER SWIMMERS | AMATEUR DRAMATICS PLAYERS | BEE KEEPERS | BOARD GAME PLAYERS | BELL RINGERS | SCOUT AND GUIDE LEADERS | NURSES | COSMETICS COUNTER STAFF | INDEPENDENT RETAILERS | CHEFS | LIVE ABOARD BOATERS | USERS OF FAIRFIELD HOUSE | COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER | GROWERS | BUSKERS | GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS | MINECRAFT PLAYERS | ARTS AWARDS PARTICIPANTS | SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS