Watch this trailer for the new short film Chasing the Sublime, exploring the physicality of long-distance cold water swimming by award winning director Amanda Bluglass. Coming soon to adventure film festivals.

Why do we put ourselves into the path of discomfort and risk? What drives us to get too cold and too tired, to battle with fear, in the name of adventure? Follow the originators of The Outdoor Swimming Society, ‘swim twins’ Kate Rew and Kari Furre, in this hauntingly beautiful look at the physicality of cold water swimming in the UK, as two friends set out to chase the sublime.

Kari co-leads our June short course Swimming: labour of imagination which runs from June 9-14 at Dartington in Devon. A few places remain.

Chasing the Sublime is made byThe Outdoor Swimming Society in association with Alpkit, with Red Moon Cruises, Akur Capital, Dryrobe and Aquatica Digital.