Auckland Libraries: SWIM with Annette Lees

SWIM with Annette Lees

Wednesday 20 February 12pm to 1pm Free

Join author Annette Lees for this HeritageTalk, and hear her talk about her new book SWIM: A year of outdoor swimming in New Zealand.

Black and white photo of women and child swimming at a beach in front of Rangitoto
Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 2-V1520 (H E Vaile)

During a year of swimming every day, Annette Lees discovered that New Zealanders have a happy passion for outdoor swimming. 


In her book Swim, Annette has collected our stories of taking a dip - of urban swims, famous swims, forbidden swims, lost swims, the endurance swimmers of the Depression, and the swimming ANZACs. Annette will present her discoveries from across New Zealand, with illustrations.


As well as being fond of wild swimming, Annette Lees is a strategist in her own business, Alternative Endings, with a special focus on environmental issues including water quality. She has a previous career in Pacific tropical forest conservation.


About HeritageTalks

Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond?


Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories. 


HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated. Booking is recommended although not essential.


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Black and white photo of women and child swimming at a beach in front of Rangitoto
Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 2-V1520 (H E Vaile)

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