Why do we swim?
A public manifesto poolside at Fremantle Leisure Centre.
Some of us have a life-long relationship with swimming. This could be a life-changing experience of recovery, a return to fitness or the steady upkeep of a healthy mind and body during the course of busy lives. Perhaps adventure and endurance? Some people swim because they enjoy hitting the beach in summer or like the atmosphere around pools. Some people swim because they can, some people because they must.
Part speaker’s corner, part stream of consciousness and part awareness campaign, the Swimmers Manifesto attempts to put into words the profound experience that swimming and water offers each and every one of us. Immediately after the manifesto join us for a mass swim in the pool – bring your swimmers!
This event is free to watch or take part in and open to everyone.
Photo: Ruth Corney
Swimmers Manifesto is part of a series of events celebrating Museum of Water, an exhibition of publicly donated water and accompanying stories exhibited at Fremantle Arts Centre 7 Feb – 23 March 2018.
We are looking for a range of people from diverse backgrounds and ages to speak for a maximum of five minutes.
Speakers are given a maximum of five minutes each to share their manifesto.
Excerpts from the Swimmers Manifesto will be audio recorded and published.
Free, Register as a speaker (below)