Bio – Jean Lanham

Leader – Ayrshire

Jean Lanham – Leader, Ayrshire

Hi!  My name is Jean Lanham.  I live in Prestwick very close to the sea and have always loved swimming so I was thrilled when one dark and chilly afternoon in December I spotted Michelle and a group of women in the sea!  We got chatting and I immediately knew I wanted to be part of Wild Sea Women Ayrshire.  It has been an amazing adventure not only for the amazing health benefits but the lovely opportunity to meet lots of women who are also benefitting from the camaraderie as the group grows.

I was born in Argentina and have lived in Latin America, Asia and the USA and came to Prestwick ten years ago.  I set up a garden design business which keeps me very busy.  I love the natural world and in my own and clients’ gardens I try to encourage wildlife by planting pollinator friendly plants and creating a pond where possible.  I’m a lifelong learner and I am always studying to improve my planting and design skills.  I speak Spanish and love to spend time in Spanish speaking countries.. in the meantime I listen to audio books in Spanish.

I am a very lucky Mum to two wonderful children and my daughter has the cold water swimming bug too.   I walk along the beach at Prestwick every day and for years have thought how much I wanted to be in the water.. so thank you Michelle and Hayley for setting this amazing group up!  See you in the water!