Hey Folks, my name is Fergus, also known as Fergoose or simply The Goose. My friends describe me as adventurous, enthusiastic, thrill seeking individual with a vibrant personality, who has a deep connection with the natural world.
I am currently living in the beautiful, picturesque country which is known as Scotland. I enjoy all aspects of nature immersion, including bush craft, wildlife watching, and bare foot running. My Favourite by a long stretch is cold water swimming.
My wild swimming journey began at an early age whilst being brought up in the Lake District. Immersing myself into freezing cold water has now become part of my daily routine in which I treasure. I started wild swimming from the age of 15 and have never looked back. I would spend my childhood wandering through those misty mountains and fells finding those breath-taking locations for a dip.
Cold water swimming is all about exceeding your limitations and stepping into the unknown. After years of experience of understanding how the body adapts to extreme cold water, it has amazed me how resilient we as humans are. Over the years I have understood the incredible health benefits it brings us and my ultimate favourite ,which is all those endorphins that run through your mind and body creating an epic natural high that can last for hours. I swim all year round and tend to swim in lakes, rivers, tarns, and the ocean.
There is so much to life than meets the eye if you choose to seek it. I thoroughly enjoy stepping out of my comfort zone and being that guy who jumps into a loch during the peak of winter. Have you ever heard “A cold shower a day, keeps the doctor away”. Well, this is where wild swimming will come into your life. To all those wild swimming beginners, adventurers, adrenaline junkies I look forward hearing from you and starting this journey together. On that note, I would like to share one of my favourite quotes that I hope you bring with you on your next wild swim.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are, but tiny matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what lies within us out into the world, miracles happen”. Henry Stanley Haskins