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Friday, April 20, 2018

Building Confidence, Contentment By Challenges

Courtesy of Hudson Brothers.

Jack Hudson (Little Brother), Calum Hudson (Middle Brother), and Robbie Hudson (Big Brother) celebrated the launch of their new book Swim Wild, published by Yellow Kite Books.

Jack says, "I’m very excited to share this book with you, which is about our adventures together, from paddling pools to Arctic maelstroms. I wanted to just take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all of you who’ve supported us these past 4 years. There are times when everyone hits a motivational slump and it’s at those times that you take a look at the people around you, and those who’ve gone before you.

The voices that call out and tell you to keep pushing. The hand that hauls you out the water and the one that feeds you a brownie when you need it most. We have been incredibly lucky to have the support of you fine folk and to be part of this unruly, lovely wild swimming community. What a privilege.

Finally, I wanted to share a quote from the book’s epigraph, spoken by that great velvety-voiced naturalist and friend of wild animals: Sir David Attenborough...

‘“I’ve never met a child who was not interested in natural history. So, the - I mean just the simplest thing, a five-year-old turning over a stone and seeing a slug, you know, and says: “What a treasure - how does it live and what are those things on the front?” Kids love it. Kids understand the natural world... so the question is how did you lost it? How did anyone lose interest in nature?”

I hope this book helps a little to stoke that interest in its reader.

To order Swim Wild: Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer, visit here.

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