The first season of Unravel (the podcast!) is coming to an end. We’re going to be re-publishing each of the episodes in their first season so that you can catch up on all of the fantastic, moving, funny stories that the folks behind the storytelling platform have brought together in past few months.
The fifth episode in the series is called Treading Water, an episode in which guest speaker Lauren Tininenko speaks about her terrifying swim across the Qionzhou Strait.
Here’s a quick episode synopsis from Unravel:
Lauren Tininenko is a competitive swimmer who loves a challenge. Lauren first told her story at our ‘Waves’ live show in February, recounting one of the most intense swims she has taken on. Follow her as she navigates China’s open water, to be the first foreigner to swim the Qiongzhou Strait, a 25-kilometer swim from China’s mainland to Hainan Island. Lauren’s story is a rollercoaster, filled with tension, hilarity, and the memorable characters she met along the way.
Listen below. (Outside of China? Click here to listen):
[Cover image by Alejandro Scott]