I love to swim! Being in the water is second nature and open water swimming is a real passion of mine. Swimming in the River Wye runs through my veins! and I can regularly be seen swimming all year around.
Given the choice I’d rather swim wild, in a river or lake, than in the confines of a pool. I recognise though that this isn’t familiar territory for a lot of people so I teach in a private pool (or, if you’re lucky enough to have access to one, I’m happy to visit you at your pool).
I’ve been a competitive swimmer for 35 years but that doesn’t mean I focus on competition coaching. I love helping beginners experience the joy of gaining confidence and capability in the water just as much as working with stroke technique for experienced swimmers.
I have been a qualified swimming teacher for over 25 years and hold ASA Water Safety qualifications. I am also an Aqua Running aerobics teacher and have coached for 21 years.
I teach swimming for all ages and abilities in the Wye Valley – where I will encourage you to at least try a swim on the wild side!