5/5 Philip Hoare describes how he used to avoid the water before overcoming his reticence.
4/5 Kamila Shamsie describes a time with friends in Byron Bay, Australia.
3/5 Marcus O'Dair describes swimming in Ullswater in the Lake District with his mother.
2/5 Antonia Quirke describes a dip in the south Pacific that reminded her of darker waters.
1/5 Christopher Hope describes swimming in outdoor pools in Pretoria during his youth.
5/5 Director Roger Michell describes working on his first television drama, Downtown Lagos.
4/5 Stephen Coates of the band the Real Tuesday Weld recalls writing an early song in London.
3/5 Actress Janet Suzman recalls acting in the film Nicholas and Alexandra.
2/5 Writer and painter Harland Miller on how a sign in his local eatery came to inspire him.
1/5 Novelist Deborah Moggach revisits her first book, written in Pakistan.