Jenny Landreth is an editor and writer. She is the author of Great Trees of London (Time Out Publications) and Swimming London (Aurum Press, 2014). Jenny was the main contributor to the Guardian’s weekly swimming blog, writing on everything from pool rules, to swimming with children, and where to swim in New York. She is slightly more caustic on her own blog that reviews pools in the capital, www.http://swimmingroundlondon.blogspot.co.uk. She also occasionally reviews TV for the New Statesman.
In May 2017, Bloomsbury will publish Swell, Jenny's part memoir, part social history of women swimmers and how they were denied access to public swimming for generations.
Jenny lives in London. When she’s not in, you’ll find her at Tooting Lido, Europe’s largest cold water pool, and her spiritual home.
'If you’ve been vowing to dig out your cozzie or trunks for some time, you’ll find no better inspiration than this. Dive in!’ - Londonist
'Having been banned from pools all over London for health and safety reasons, I can only gaze longingly at the sumptuous array of London pools Jenny Landreth has marshalled for her fascinating book. London swimmers rejoice!' - Jo Brand
‘Landreth is an entertaining and witty writer who does not merely dive into her subject but takes a running jump along the diving board and deftly somersaults as she plunges into it.’ - Hackney Citizen