LADY OF THE LAKES PUTS ON A SHOW
A SECLUDED lake, nestled beneath the towering cliffs of Snowdon, is a wild swimmer’s favourite lake.
Vivienne RickmanPoole from Llanberis swims in many Snowdonian lakes year round.
She swims year-round, often alone except for the company of birds.
An exhibition of photographs and film, called #swimsnowdonia, by Vivienne can now be seen at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis.
She is passionate in equal measure about her creativity and outdoor swimming and has been documenting her swims for many years as part of the current project.
“The lakes of Snowdonia have come to play a big part in my life. Living in Llanberis for over 10 years, I’m an obsessive outdoor swimmer and have come to see the lakes like old friends.
“I enjoy their company come rain or shine, I crave the changing seasons on my skin and their huge massive expanses of deep, dark, nothingness below the surface.”
Her adventures and photographs have caught the attention of international media and Vivienne has featured recently in several magazines and even featured in the BBC Countryfile Spring Special, narrating her own five-minute documentary.
The exhibition at the Slate Museum runs until March 11, 2016.
Vivienne Rickman-Poole is a seasoned wild swimmer and has an exhibiton of photographs from her years in the water at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis