LADY OF THE LAKES PUTS ON A SHOW

North Wales Weekly News - - YOUR GUIDE -

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

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